AGM – new executive elected

Welcome and welcome back … the new executive elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Past president Ingrid Bronson, new president Colleen Green, and some of the newly elected executive at the Annual General Meeting.

Front Row:  Left to right
Kim Katanik-Kuris, Colleen Green, Arline de Bourbon, Judy Young, Gwen Reilly, Anne Reeves, Howard Hunter

2nd Row: Left to right
Mary Jenkins, Darlene Johnston, Gayla Campney, Charles Lacey, Ingrid Bronson

Liz Bowers and Elizabeth Cowan

Festival of Trees – your contribution is requested.

Your contributions are requested for the Society’s tree for the Festival of Trees.

The Festival of Trees is a fund-raising event organized by the Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of the PEC Memorial Hospital. We will be decorating a tree with all things horticultural to donate to the silent auction.  We need seeds, bulbs, pots, gardening books, tools (new items only  please) , anything with a horticultural connection, to decorate our tree. It doesn’t matter if the item is too big to actually go on the tree, it can stand beside it and be part of the package.

This year the trees will be on display at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort, West Lake, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 | Fri. & Sat. 10am-9pm; Dec. 2 –  Sun. 10am-2pm.  Admission is free and in addition to the Silent Auction for the trees, there will be a  Bucket Draw, a Second Time Around Shop Sale and a Bake Sale.

Please bring your items to the Oct 31st meeting. Failing that, please contact any member of the executive and let them know you have a contribution. They will advise you where it can be dropped off.

Report on the 2012 Gardeners’ Gala, held on June 9th 2012 at the Crystal Palace.

Gardeners’ Gala, held on June 9th, 2012

We would like to thank everyone, members, vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors, and especially the members of the public who came out to support us in this major event. We hope everyone involved had a truly great and successful time and we hope to see you again next year.

Our theme was “From Colony to Country”, remembering the War of 1812 and its 200th anniversary this year, with more than a nod of respect to the Queen and her sixty years on the throne.

The event was opened by Mayor Mertens, our piper Shane Egan, and our very own town crier Walter McGee.

The Flower Show had over 160 entries and was co-ordinated by Joyce Young. Thank you to the Judges, Lois and Glenn Bennett, and the Recorder, Joe Kitchen, for all their hard work.

Our Sponsors were very generous this year in supplying some wonderful door-prizes.
We wish to thank the following companies for their donations:
Home Hardware (Picton)
Canadian Tire (Picton)
County Farm Centre
Flowers by Marvin
Flowers N Such
Lockyer’s Garden Centre
No Frills (Picton)
Norman’s Greenhouse
Rambling Rose Nursery
Ridge Road Asparagus Farm
Shelter Valley Greenhouse
Walker’s Greenhouse

We had a wide range of vendors and we do hope they all had a successful day. We would love to see you all back next year and we hope you feel the same way.

Our Vendors:
Nature Lover’s Bookshop
Rattan Barn
Bonibrae Daylilies & Hostas
Cherryvale Organic Farm
Honey Pie Hives
Ronal Bernier’sBirds & Bats Houses
Cindy Johnson Jewellery
Fern Garden Creations
Walker’s Greenhouses
PEC Lavender Farm
PEC Landscape Design
Workshop Wizards and Canadian Twig Furniture were unfortunately not able to attend.

Our Exhibitors were also varied and interesting.
They were as follows:
The Catholic Womens’ League
PEC Quilters’ Guild
PEC Library
4H Club
Sogetsu Ikebana
Point to Point PEC Foundation
Prince Edward Stewardship Council
PEC Field Naturalists Club

The Victorian Tea Room was organized and run by Colleen Green and her team of helpers and was a great success. Thank you to everyone who loaned us their silver tea-pots to help make it just that bit more special.

Terry Sprague, naturalist, speaker and columnist, gave an interesting, informative and well-attended talk on “PEC- Our Natural Gem”.

PEC Green Trust held a fund-raising draw. The first prize of an Aiden Haley painting was won by Ken Koyama.

Thank you to the home owners who were willing to let their gardens be viewed as part of our “Jubilee Walking Tour”

Thank you to Derek Delaney for constructing that wonderful cannon for our display.

In short a great day was had by all and we are already thinking of the Gala for 2013.