Society Meeting for February 22

President Lise Bois opened the meeting before an enthusiastic audience of nearly 40 people. Lise noted that we presently have nearly 70 members, including several new members in attendance.

Lise announced that – except for the Treasurer position (volunteers??) – the directors of the board and their areas of contribution were as follow:

  • Lise Bois – President
  • John Garside – Secretary
  • Darlene Johnson – Social Secretary
  • Sally Clark – Membership
  • John Clark – Print
  • Kathy Kinsley-Bondy – Mini Show
  • Carson Arthur – Speaker Organization
  • Hedy Brambat-Keller
  • Sheila Simmons – Past President

Garden Show

This year, the Garden Show will be at the Wellington Town Hall (and adjacent spaces and nearby parking) on June 17th from 10am until 3pm.

The show will feature a judged Flower Show, long-time favorite the Victorian Tea, a Silent Auction, some special Kids’ Activities, and other stuff!

Master Gardeners and some vendors will be present, and in recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday, there will be a photographic exhibit featuring red and white flowers.

Looking Ahead

The PEC Horticultural Society will be hosting the OHA Convention in 2018.

Wellington are looking into creating a Community Garden. Stay tuned for details.

Presentation


Lise Bois gave a presentation on her ‘Seed Starting Secrets’. The presentation was animated and supported with numerous photo slides and illustrative props, and enjoyed by an enthusiastic and engaged audience.

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The presentation concluded with the most important advice – “Now plant them!”

50-50 Draw

Our Share the Wealth 50/50 draw was won by Ron Binch. Ron donated his winner’s share ($10.50) back to the Society. Thanks for your generosity, says Lise.

Mini Show

Display category [Foliage]: Winner – Lise Bois [left], Second – Kathy Kingsley Bondy [middle], and Third – Ria Vandenberg [right]




Design category [Nosegay]: Winner – Sharon Kleinsteuber [left], Second – Kathy Kingsley Bondy [middle], and Third – Ria Vandenberg [right]


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

February Meeting

Advance notice for the February 22nd meeting, beginning at 7pm:

Mini Show

In the Display class – a foliage plant. Foliage plant – plant which is of interest and grown or exhibited for beauty of the foliage

In the Design class – "Hearts and Flowers" – a nosegay. A nosegay is a tight cluster of (fragrant) flowers, designed to be hand held. May have a doily attached.

Please identify plant material used if possible.

Speaker

Lise Bois will talk about secrets of starting your own seeds.

Seedy Saturday – February 18 -update

Seedy Saturday – from 10 to 3 at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in the gymnasium. The address is 41 Barker Street in Picton. Carson Arthur will be a guest speaker. If you have any seeds you would like to donate, please contact Lise Bois for more information.

If you didn’t go, look who you missed!



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Society Meeting for November – AGM

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Society Pleasure

With more than forty people in attendance, the meeting began with wonderful food prepared by many of the members, along with good fellowship opportunities catching up with old friends.

After eating, the ‘real’ business of the meeting got under way.

Society Business

Gayla Campney made opening remarks to the meeting, reminding all that 2017 is Canada’s “150th Birthday” and suggested red and white petunias would be a highly appropriate planting to celebrate.

President Sheila Simmons moved adoption of the minutes of the 2015 AGM. The motion was approved without comment.

Howard Hunter moved adoption of the financial statement and adoption of continuing with the same auditor for next year. Both motions were approved without comment.

Lise Bois spoke about various topics that the Board of Directors/Executive were discussing including the possibility that Membership meetings might be held on a different day and different time of month in 2017 to respond to member suggestions. Lise also noted that there were presently about 50 members.

Competition Awards

Sheila Simmons, helped by Gayla Campney, announced and presented the competition awards for the year. Patricia Stuckey (at right) with one of her four awards. Pat was the big winner at the Flower Show: Best Iris; Best Rose; Best Design; and the Floral Excellence Awards!

Pat will continue Mary Jenkins’ work as organizer for the mini-shows that are featured at each monthly meeting.

Sandra Dowds (below left) won the Flower Show prize for best peony, and Mary Jenkins (below right) won the prize for highest total points in the year’s mini-shows.

Certificates of Appreciation

Pat Stuckey (at right) received a certificate of appreciation for her work with the mini-shows, and another certificate will be given to Colleen Green for her past efforts on the Executive, etc.

Certificates of appreciation were also presented to Anne Reeves (below left) for her work on the County Garden Show, and to Howard Hunter (also below left) for his contributions a board member and as Treasurer. Outgoing President Sheila Simmons (below right) was presented with an appreciation award by Gayla Campney.

Election of Directors

Gayla Campney moved that Lise Bois be elected President. The meeting approved this without discussion.

There was no nomination for Vice-President, and the matter is deferred to the Board for decision. Gayla called for nominations for Directors, in addition to those already standing for election. None being forthcoming, the new Board of Directors elected is shown in the happy picture below. Congratulations to all!!

L-to-R: Kathy Kinsley-Bondy, John Clark, Sally Clark, Carson Arthur (behind), Hedy Brambat-Keller, Lise Bois, John Garside (behind), Darlene Johnson, and Sheila Simmons


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Festival of Trees

The annual County Festival of Trees was held at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort on December 2,3, and 4.

PEC Horticultural trees (member and society donated) display raised $110.

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Photos by Gayla & Rejean – click pictures for large version.

Society Meeting for October 26

Presentation

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More to come. Much more.

Mini Show

Herbs category: Winner – Kathy Bundy [left], Second – Sheila Simmons [middle] and Third – Lise Bois [right]
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Pumpkin category: Winner – Mary Jenkins [left], Second – Sheila Simmons [centre], Third – Kathy Bundy [right]
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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Coming soon – very soon

November 30th is the Annual General Meeting for the society. At the Fire Hall as always, come out for 6:00 pm for the Pot Luck Dinner and have a great meal, acknowledge the trophy winners, and hear the plans for next year.

Pot Luck Lunch – August 10

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Bob and Sheila Simmons hosted the members and friends Pot Luck at their home. Good time by all!

About Us

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County Garden & Flower Show

When: Saturday 17th June 10am - 4pm

Where: Inside Wellington Town Hall & St Andrew's Anglican Church, on their grounds and the front lawns of CML Snider School.

Schedule and Events
  • Flower Show: Judging takes place 9am to 11.30am. Open to the Public 11.30 to 4pm
  • Victorian Tea: Open to the Public 10.30 to 4pm
  • Silent Auction: Items generously donated by Carson Arthur
  • Master Gardeners: Creating a planter/container. Demonstrations at 11.30 and 1pm
  • Tree The County Pavilion: Find out more about county trees
  • Stuff for Kids


Vendors: See the complete list of vendors planning to be at the Show, click here.

Rules & Information: All the rules you need to know about the Flower Show and Classes, together with information and tips about how to prepare for showing. Click here for the download [375 kb pdf file].

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