Yearly Archive: 2011

Dec 03, 2011 - Omemee Santa Claus Parade   


The end of November brought preparation for the Omemee Santa Claus Parade. Several members got together at the Burritt’s house to create another ‘flower tree’. We expanded part of last year’s theme to create a forest of trees, a horse drawn wagon and of course Santa. The following Friday, eleven people had the …

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Dec 03, 2011 - Junior Club Report for 2011   


The Omemee and District Horticultural Society Annual August Flower Show was held on Mon. Aug. 15, 2011 at the Omemee Curling Rink.

The Junior Garden Club celebrated 65 years of Horticultural in the community, which was started in 1946 by Wesley Wilson and has met continuously.

In 2011, 25 children 10 boys and …

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Nov 21, 2011 - Decorating for the Christmas Season   


The year is drawing to a close and everyone is thinking Christmas. Rachel is going to share some of her many ideas for decorating. (If you have seen the floral arrangements at the Peterborough garden show, you have seen some of her amazing work!)

This is also our Annual Meeting. Come out and meet your Board Members for 2012.

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Oct 17, 2011 - Pot Luck Supper and “Let’s Be Thankful” Slide Show   


We saw an example of Erika’s photography when she last visited us. This time she is going to entertain and wow us with her presentation of photography put to music. What a great way to end our annual Pot Luck Supper. Sit back, travel the world, and be thankful!

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Sep 19, 2011 - “Petals & Wings” – Protecting the Karner Blue and Creating a Butterfly Garden   


Judy is very involved in many environmental issues in our area, but one of her loves is the Karner Blue butterfly which is in danger. Judy will tell us about her endevor to protect this little blue flying flower as well as how we can attract butterflies and create butterfly homes in our own gardens.

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Aug 15, 2011 - August Flower Show, Slide Show of Our Many Activities   


Come out and enjoy our largest judged flower and vegetable show. As well as the adult competition, you will also see what our youth members can do! Friends and relatives are welcome. Come and bring a guest. Following the youth awards (7:30-8:00) there will be snacks, followed by a slide show of the many activities involving our members. Doors open at 6:30.

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Jul 18, 2011 - Members’ Garden Tour   


Once again we will spend our July meeting enjoying the beauty of gardens created by our members. The tour is followed by a social time in the final garden. This is a favourite every year! Don’t miss it! Visitors are welcome.

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Jun 20, 2011 - Spring Flower Show   


This year our Spring show was held in June.  It was a sight to behold! The front half of the Coronation Hall was filled an array of beautiful June blooms. Thank you to Christa and her helpers for organizing and setting up the display and especially to the members who took time to …

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Jun 20, 2011 - Drought Loving Plants and Grasses   


Glenn works for the Municipality of Durham and in his supervisory position, has had the chance to try and discover many of the best drought loving plants in their City gardens. He worked with Marjorie Mason to create one of the first low water beds in his region. Now he will share his pictures and knowledge with us. Come and bring a friend.

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Jun 20, 2011 - Plant Sale and Silent Auction   


This special fund raising event was held in conjunction with our June meeting and Spring Show. For a first time event, it was also a tremendous success and members voted to continue it again next year!

There was some lively bidding and many people went home with treasures. Thank you to all who …

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May 25, 2011 - 2011 Plant Sale   


A Message  by Suzanne Seryck, Chair Person There is no doubt that Omemee and surrounding area, using the hundreds of plant purchased at our sale, will have beautiful gardens in 2011.

We owe a big “Thank you” to the plant sale committee, headed up by Suzanne Seryck for organizing our wonderful annual event.  …

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May 16, 2011 - Landscaping and Lighting Your Gardens   


*** an on site meeting
This on site garden tour promises to be “enlightning”!!! Steven and his wife are lighting experts and talented landscapers. (They recently completed a project for the Lakefield Hort Society and their members rave about it.) Steven is going to discuss landscaping techniques as well as show unique ways to light up your gardens. Very “enlightening!” Don’t miss this tour!

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Apr 18, 2011 - Creating Amazing Containers   


Vikki is no stranger to us in Omemee. Her presentation last June, at the nursery, is just the beginning of her talent! Vikki is going to demonstrate how to make your containers eye-stoppingly amazing! She will also give us tips on fertilizing and caring for containers for all season appeal. She will probably have some new plants to show as well. Bring your “plant money” because she is going to sell her demonstration samples at cost, rather than take them home! Her demonstration container will be one of the door prizes for the evening!

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Mar 21, 2011 - Square Foot Gardening   


Container or above-ground gardening is becoming much more popular. Is your ground unsuitable for gardening? Do you find it harder to care for a full sized garden? Come out and hear Joyce tell about a method of gardening that might solve your problem – or just be interesting to try!

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Feb 21, 2011 - Caring and Maintaining Your Garden Tools   


Join us and learn how you can spruce up your tools ready for the gardening season ahead. Joe will demonstrate tool sharpening and will give you lots of tips on caring for your favourite tools.

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