President Lise Bois opened the meeting by welcoming almost 40 members and guests. She reminded everyone about the OHA convention in Kingston on July 27, 28 and 29th of July, 2018.
She also talked about our upcoming seedling sale at the Wellington’s Farmers Market on Saturday, May 19th from 9 till 2, and encouraged everyone to start a few extra seedlings to donate to the sale.
Of course we will have our garden show, The County Blooms, on Saturday, June 16th. We will have an even bigger flower show. Flower show guide will be available by the end of this month, so stay tuned.
We will be having a garden tour on Sunday, June 24th. We now have about 8 gardens to date. We are still looking for a few more gardens, so if you think you would like your garden to be showcased in our tour please let us know. You don’t have to be a member to participate.
Lise Bois gave a presentation on the secrets of seed starting. Follow the links below (they are all small pdf files) to get the information presented, as well as complementary information.
Secrets of seed starting – 41 kb pdf
Companion Planting – 38 kb pdf
Plant families and crop rotation – 36 kb pdf
The 50/50 was won by Lise Bois. Winnings were donated to the society ($17.00).
This month, there were many entries in the mini-show. Members vote their preferences. The show is open to all. Give it a try!
Design Class – My Heart’s Delight: 1st – Laura Bryan (below left), 2nd – Ria Vandenberg (below centre), and 3rd – Sheila Simmons (below right).
Display Class – Most Unusual houseplant: 1st – Virginia Metcalfe (below left), 2nd – Kathy Bondy (below centre), and 3rd – John Garside (below right).
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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins
Our speaker for March 28th meeting will be Maria Gacesa from the Friends of Wellington Museum who will talk about the new heritage garden being designed for the museum. We will also have Sam Shepherd who is a local physiotherapist. He’ll talk to us about avoiding gardening injuries.
March Mini show will be:
Design – Stormy Weather – a design depicting movement
Display – a succulent – any plant, including most cacti, which stores water in its fleshy stems or leaves.