Yearly Archive: 2012

Dec 28, 2012 - Junior Club Report for 2012   


1. There were 22 children registered in 2012 ranging in age from 4 to 13 years old (11 girls and 11 boys) and 19 attended the May activity day. There were 8 new gardeners and 14 returning gardeners.

2. Children were divided into 4 groups. The 2 younger ones the Sprouts and the …

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Nov 19, 2012 - Attracting and Feeding Birds    (Brenda Ibey)


Come and find out the secrets of attracting a wide variety of birds in your yards.

This is also our Annual General Meeting and Photo Competition. There will be a short election of the new officers for 2013.

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Nov 19, 2012 - 2012 Annual Photo Show   


See pg 13 of yearbook for photography details and categories.

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Oct 15, 2012 - Things to Be Thankful For   


After Dinner Slide show of Photos of Club activities taken during the 2011 -2012 year

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Oct 15, 2012 - Pot Luck Supper   


Join us for this popular night of dining, laugher and awards. Following dinner, our most prestigious awards will be presented. This will be followed by a humorous slide presentation of photos taken at society meetings and outings from Aug 2011 to Aug 2012.

Social Starts at 6:30pm
Bring a plate, mug, cutlery and your favourite dish.

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Sep 17, 2012 - Silent Auction of Special Plant Divisions   


The Silent Auction of Special Plant divisions will be held at our September meeting. Please consider what “special” plant you might be able to pot up and donate for this special evening. We are looking for good sized named plants that are not normally donated to our spring sale. Shrubs, hostas , heucheras, coneflowers, day lilies are a few examples.

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Sep 17, 2012 - Taking Care of Your Trees    (Matt Logan)


Matthew will be covering all aspects of caring for your trees – including planting, pruning, and protecting your trees.

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Aug 20, 2012 - Our 73rd August Flower and Vegetable Show   


Visitors Welcome !! -judged exhibits from our Junior and Adult members will be on display.  

Entries placed:
Youth – 3-5 p.m. Sunday Aug 19th
Adults: 1-3:30 Aug 20th (or in Sunday times)

Doors open for the public: 6:30

Youth Awards: 7:30 p.m. followed by refreshments

Speaker for the Evening: 8:15 p.m.

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Aug 20, 2012 - Grasses    (John Strachan)


John carries a huge variety of plant material. It is definitely worth a visit to his gardens. In the week following this presentation, a daytrip is being organized to visit his gardens.

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Jul 16, 2012 - Garden Tour of Member Gardens   


Members will meet at Trinity United Church to Carpool to a series of gardens. Maps will be provided at that time. Members of other horticultural societies are welcome. More details to follow.

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Jun 18, 2012 - On Site Visit to Paula Anderson’s    (Paula Anderson)


On Site Visit We have been invited to visit the market and personal gardens of Paula Anderson, from Peterborough Green Up. At our February meeting, Paula introduced us to permaculture as related to improving the vegetables and fruits grown in our gardens. This on-site tour will give us a chance to see how Paula puts her teachings to practical use.
Members will meet at Trinity United Church at 6:15 p.m. to carpool. Directions will be sent out in the May newsletter for those who wish to meet us at the site.

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May 21, 2012 - Spring Show   


Our Spring Flower Show will feature, spring bulbs. It is a beautiful way to welcome spring! Be sure to join us. All visitors are welcome. The doors open at 7 p.m. to view the flower show.

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May 21, 2012 - Growing Dahlias with Success    (Malcolm Mcdonald)


Malcolm McDonald grows dahlias because he enjoys them. He will share photos of some of his favourite varieties, and well as offer tips on successfully growing the plants and caring for and storing the roots over winter. He will also show you how to divide the roots to start new plants.

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May 21, 2012 - Silent Auction of Garden Related Items   


This year our Silent Auction will be part of the May Flower Show. We will be asking members for donations of garden related or interesting items that we can auction. Both new and gently used items are welcomed. For those creative crafty members, we welcome your donations of hand made items as well.

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May 12, 2012 - Spring Plant Sale   


Don’t forget to start planning for our 2012 plant sale now! As you plant you seeds, or make your cuttings – please do a few extra for the sale. As you plan your garden renovations for the upcoming year, think about which perennials will need dividing. Put them into pots and keep them for our sale, or contact a member of the group and someone will pick them up. We need your plants!

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Apr 21, 2012 - OHA Annual Spring Meeting   


Cost $15. All members welcome to attend but must register before April 13th.
Contact: infor@omemeeblooms.ca

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Apr 16, 2012 - Hydrangeas 101    (Terry Hotner)


Everything you ever wanted to know about Hydrangea, new varieties as well as old favourites. Terry will also share his expertise on pruning, soil conditions, location and care of your hydrangea.

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Mar 19, 2012 - The Garden as a Therapeutic Space    (Brian Nichols)


As gardeners, we all recognize the therapeutic benefits of working in the soil and with out plants. Brian’s presentation will reaffirm what you already know and you will come away with a positive feeling and a totally new look at what you take for granted.

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Feb 20, 2012 - Growing Amazing Veggies    (Paula Anderson)


Paula Anderson, our speaker for February will speak about urban growing of veggies today, both on a small and a large piece of property, including some tried and true varieties, heritage and new varieties. She will also touch on permaculture in relationship to your property.

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