As befits a Hallowe’en meeting, the dress code was relaxed …
Gabrielle Paquette and Jonathan Leclerc
Design – “Forest Floor” – a design using natural wood, bark, moss and fresh flowers: Kathy Kingsley Bondy [left] and Patricia Stuckey [middle] tied for 1st, Karen Hartke 2nd [right].
Display – Collage – a collage of your favourite garden photos – 2018: First place Kathy Kingsley Bondy
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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins
First, let me thank all of you who sent me kind words on the passing of my brother. I really appreciated it.
Summer has now come and gone. It almost always seems to catch us of guard. The ice on my bird feeders this morning certainly confirmed that winter is on the way. It’s time to make one last pass in the garden.
At this month’s meeting we are pleased to have Kevin Halloran and Sharon Toth guide us as to when and how to prune our trees and shrubs.
Membership fees are due this month. It’s still just $15.00 for a single and $25.00 for a family membership. We will be issuing membership cards that will be valid from Oct. 2018 to Oct. 2019.
As our meeting falls on Halloween night please feel free to wear some kind of costume. We will have special treats for everyone.
Next month on November 28th will be our AGM. At this meeting we will have a pot luck dinner (the society provides turkeys and cranberry sauce) and the election of our board of directors.
The members of the Nomination Committee are Lise Bois (email@example.com), Sally Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) and John Clark (email@example.com).
Board members willing to do another term are :
|R. John Garside
|— withdrawn —
||Vendor Coordinator for garden show
||Refreshments and 50/50 draw
||Garden Tour Coordinator
As my two year term is up, I will be stepping down as president. I will continue to sit on the board as past president.
Ideally, we would like another board member and someone willing to be president.
If you or someone you know is interested in being on the board, please email me, Sally or John Clark.
I hope to see you at the meeting this month.
The Autumn 2018 publication of the OHA’s publication ‘Trillium’ is now available. Included in this issue is a review of the 2018 Convention, and information about pollinator projects, society anniversaries, a web site update, society news, and more.
CAUTION : The OHA link – www.gardenontario.org/docs/trillium_news_2018-03_autumn.pdf is a 22.3 Mb download. You need a high speed connection for this download.
© Luke Hendry, Belleville Intelligencer
Kaden Koutroulides, centre, of Demorestville wins the Prince Edward County Master Gardeners’ Children’s Gardening trophy. Trophy awarded on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the County of Prince Edward Library and Archives in Picton.
Click here to read the Intelligencer article
On a cool and breezy evening close to 30 people attended our first Garden Society Meeting for the fall season. The members were welcomed by our current secretary R. John Garside who encouraged everyone to participate in the future Mini-Shows and to forward any change in their email addresses to our Membership person, Sally Clark. John introduced out guest Speaker – Tamara Segal of hawthornherbals.
Presentation – Common Herbs
Tamara then proceeded to enlighten the crowd about all the various common herbs that can be found in your garden and easily harvested to make teas, and many had other creative uses.
The audience was most captivated by Tamara’s presentation and there were many questions asked and answered. Tamara pointed out that it is very important to know what is in your garden and when to harvest as not all herbs survive the cold weather and many plants reach their peak of goodness at different times of the year.
Tamara also brought along a number of samples from her garden and passed them around. The audience was most appreciative of her presentation and several members remained at the end of the meeting to gather more information that Tamara had brought with her.
Tamara was well applauded at the end of her presentation and the members were then advised about our October meeting and to remember to participate in the Mini-show.
Design – Market Day – a design including fruits, vegetables and flowers: First place Nancy Kish (below left), Second place Mary Jenkins (below right).
– one spectacular fall bloom: First place John Garside (below left), Second place Mary Jenkins (below right).
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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins
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I hope everyone has had a great summer! It seems to have gone by so quickly. It was one of the hottest summers I have experienced in the county!
We had a great Garden Show in June as well as a very successful Garden Tour! We look forward to having both these events next year.
If you have any ideas for the Garden Show or would like to suggest gardens for the Tour next year, we would love to hear from you.
We also have a great Fall line-up of speakers.
- Tamara Segal will show us how to dry herbs and creative uses for them at our September 26th meeting.
- Kevin and Sharon will discuss proper methods of pruning trees and shrubs at our October 31st meeting.
Our AGM will be on November 28th this year. This is our pot luck and election meeting. I will be stepping down as president.
If you are interested in being a board member, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.
I wish everyone a very happy end of summer, and I look forward to seeing you in the Fall and exchanging garden news!
Please check out the Picton Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8th for the live broadcast of Carson’s radio show “Take it Outside” from 8 am to 10 am.
See you in September!
2018 Flower Show Best in Show winners
Red Rose Tea Trophy is awarded for Best Rose:
2018 winner – Carol Wilson
Phyllis Turpin Trophy for Floral Excellence for Best Exhibit Horticultural:
2018 winner – Sheila Simmons
Communities in Bloom Trophy for Best Iris:
2018 winner – Judith Young
Judith and Donald McClure Cup awarded for Best Peony:
2018 winner – Sandra Dowds
Vegetable plaque awarded for Best Vegetable:
2018 winner – Lise Bois
Trophy for Best Design awarded for the best design:
2018 winner – Kathy Kingsley Bondy
To see all of Bert Jenkins’ pictures from the Flower Show, visit the Flickr album here
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2018 Flower Show Class winners
For the full list of winners (and places) for all of the classes, see click here [241 KB PDF file opens in new window].