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  1. “Seed Saving” and Potluck Lunch — February 20, 2021
  2. “The 12 Plants of Christmas”, Photo Show, Annual Meeting — November 16, 2020
  3. “Dragon Flies and Damsel Flies” and Pot Luck — October 19, 2020
  4. Local Flora — September 14, 2020
  5. “Vermicomposting” and Flower Show — August 17, 2020

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“Seed Saving” and Potluck Lunch

Join us for our first meeting of 2021!!!

A Saturday afternoon meeting and potluck lunch. No night time driving. Join us for some fellowship, laughter and lots of good food!

Please bring your cutlery, plates and mug along with a generous portion of your favourite dish. Tea, coffee & water are provided.

Social begins at 11:30am. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm.

After lunch, around 1:00pm, enjoy a fun presentation

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/maintaining-your-garden-tools-and-potluck-lunch-2/

“The 12 Plants of Christmas”, Photo Show, Annual Meeting

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/decorating-for-the-christmas-season-photo-show-annual-meeting-2/

“Dragon Flies and Damsel Flies” and Pot Luck

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/small-wonders-the-hidden-world-in-your-garden-and-pot-luck-2/

Local Flora

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/new-shrubs-for-sun-and-shade-2/

“Vermicomposting” and Flower Show

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/raising-kids-who-care-connecting-children-with-gardeners-nature-and-flower-show-2/

Moving to a City Property

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/on-site-tour-of-groundcovers-unlimited-2/

“Pick And Plunk!!” and Flower Show

Artistic bouquets from your gardens presentation by the Omemee Blooms Master Gardeners

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The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

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Spring Plant Sale 2020

Mark this date on your calendars – Saturday, May 16th!!! This is the date of our 2020 Plant Sale.  

Another fabulous sale is in the works for 2020. Again this year, the location is Omemee Legion on main street Omemee. Doors open at 9am sharp – plan to come early. The sale of plants is usually wrapped up by 11am.  

We will have our usual great selection of perennials, vegetables (if all goes well, we will have our tomato plants available again this year,) and of course there are always offerings that are unusual and rare. Our plants of the year for 2020 are two absolutely gorgeous geraniums! Again this year, both plants are heat tolerant, great bloomers and perfect for containers or garden beds – you are going to love them!! These specific geraniums are not readily available elsewhere, so be sure to come early and take some home. I love them in planters – make your containers stand out this year!!  

Check back in April – I’ll keep you posted on everything, but especially our wonderful “plants of the year.” Talk soon,

Barb Morrison, (Plant Sale Chair) Lakehouse54@bell.net

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/special-event/spring-plant-sale-2018-2-2/

New Shrubs for Sun and Shade

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Native Pollinator Plants

Join the fun and wear green!

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“Maintaining Your Garden Tools” and Potluck Lunch

Join us for our first meeting of 2020!!!

A Saturday afternoon meeting and potluck lunch. No night time driving. Join us for some fellowship, laughter and lots of good food!

Please bring your cutlery, plates and mug along with a generous portion of your favourite dish. Tea, coffee & water are provided.

Social begins at 11:30am. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm.

After lunch, around 1:00pm, enjoy a fun presentation – Joe Cook with speak about “Maintaining Your Garden Tools”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/maintaining-your-garden-tools-and-potluck-lunch/

Decorating for the Christmas Season, Photo Show, Annual Meeting

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“Small Wonders – the Hidden World in Your Garden” and Pot Luck

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New Shrubs for Sun and Shade

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“Raising Kids who Care; connecting children with gardeners & nature” and Flower Show

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/raising-kids-who-care-connecting-children-with-gardeners-nature-and-flower-show/

On-Site Tour of Groundcovers Unlimited

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“Magical Miniature Gardens” and Flower Show

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Pollinators: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful”

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Spring Plant Sale 2019

Mark this date on your calendars – Saturday, May 18th!!! This is the date of our 2019 Plant Sale.  

Another fabulous sale is in the works for 2019. Again this year, the location is Omemee Legion on main street Omemee. Doors open at 9am sharp – plan to come early. The sale of plants is usually wrapped up by 11am.   We will have our usual great selection of perennials, vegetables (if all goes well, we will have our tomato plants available again this year,) and of course there are always offerings that are unusual and rare.  

Our plants of the year for 2019 are two absolutely gorgeous geraniums! Both plants are heat tolerant and perfect for containers or garden beds – you are going to love them!! These geraniums are good bloomers, but it is their foliage that is going to knock your socks off!! These plants are not readily available elsewhere, so be sure to come early and take some home. I love them in planters – make your containers stand out this year!!  

Check back in April – I’ll keep you posted on everything, but especially our wonderful “plants of the year.” Talk soon,

Barb Morrison, (Plant Sale Chair) Lakehouse54@bell.net

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/special-event/spring-plant-sale-2018-2/

Composting; Simple & Easy!

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Landscape Design: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

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“Getting to know each other” and Pot Luck Lunch

Come join us for a Potluck Lunch!!!

Back by popular demand – a Saturday afternoon meeting and pot luck lunch. No night time driving. Join us for some fellowship, laughter and lots of good food!

Please bring your cutlery, plates and mug along with a generous portion of your favourite dish. Tea, coffee & water are provided.

Social begins at 11:30am. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm.

After lunch, around 1:00pm, enjoy a presentation – Nice and Liz Case will speak on Growing Your Own Vegetables from Seed!!

Added fun – “Getting to know each other!!!”
What do you like to do (besides gardening…lol?)
Dress or bring something to show other members what one of your other passions are. This will be fun! For example, like birding? Hang a pair of binoculars around your neck!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/whats-the-buzz-bee-amazed-and-pot-luck-lunch-2-2/

“Adventures in Paradise – Kauai, Hawaii”, Photo Show, Annual Meeting

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“Pollinators, What Every Gardener Should Know” and Pot Luck

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Fossilized Plants Still in Existence Today

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“Mushrooms: Ganaraska Magic” and Flower Show

Junior entertainment  will begin at 7:00, followed by the Junior Awards at 7:30.

A presentation about Ganaraska Mushrooms, performed by Irka, will begin at 8:00

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Favourite Tools

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On Site Visit to Silver Creek Creations

Visit to Peter and Jane Martell’s Silver Creek Creations property

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“Square Foot Gardening” and Flower Show

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Spring Plant Sale 2018

Mark this date on your calendars – Saturday, May 19!!! This is the date of our 2018 Plant Sale.

 

Geranium Brocade Flower

Another fabulous sale is in the works for 2018. Again this year, the location is Omemee Legion on main street Omemee. Doors open at 9am sharp – plan to come early. The sale of plants is usually wrapped up by 11am.

 

We will have our usual great selection of perennials, vegetables (if all goes well, we will have our tomato plants available again this year,) and of course there are always offerings that are unusual and rare.

 

Geranium Brocade Cherry Night

Our plants of the year for 2018 are two absolutely gorgeous geraniums! Both plants are heat tolerant and perfect for containers or garden beds – you are going to love them!!These geraniums are good bloomers,but it is their foliage that is going to knock your socks off!! These plants are not readily available elsewhere, so be sure to come early and take some home. I love them in planters – make your containers stand out this year!!

 

Check back in April – I’ll keep you posted on everything, but especially our wonderful “plants of the year.” Talk soon,

Barb Morrison, (Plant Sale Chair) Lakehouse54@bell.net

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/special-event/spring-plant-sale-2018/

Invasive Plants in Our Area

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Edible Art from Garden to Kitchen

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“An Edible Landscape” and Pot Luck Lunch

Come join us for a Potluck Lunch!!!

Back by popular demand – a Saturday afternoon meeting and pot luck lunch. No night time driving. Join us for some fellowship, laughter and lots of good food!

Please bring your cutlery, plates and mug along with a generous portion of your favourite dish. Tea, coffee & water are provided.

Social begins at 11:30am. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm.

After lunch, around 1:00pm, enjoy a presentation – Cathy Hooper will share her ideas about creating an Edible Landscape.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/whats-the-buzz-bee-amazed-and-pot-luck-lunch-2/

Junior Club Report for 2017

There were 19 children registered in 2017 ranging in age from to 3 to 15 years old (11 girls and 9 boys).

There were 6 new gardeners and 13 returning gardeners. The children were divided into 4 groups –Sprouts, Seedlings, Buds and Bloomers.

First Junior Event for 2017

On Sat. June 3, 2017 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/youth-group/junior-club-report-for-2017/

Photo Show

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Christmas Centre Piece

Gail will demo a table arrangement of greens and flowers. She will also show demonstrate 3 other quick Christmas ideas.

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“Heritage Trees – Preserving our Natural Roots” and Pot Luck

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Rain Gardens

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“Must Have Plants” and Flower Show

Junior entertainment using balloons will begin at 7:00, followed by the Junior Awards at 7:30.

A presentation about specials plants, performed by Omemee Master Gardeners, will begin at 8:00

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Harvesting & Preserving Your Vegetables

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“Garden Speak: The Language of Gardening” and Flower Show

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Spring Plant Sale 2017

Plant Sale Poster

Plans are in the works for our 2017 plant sale!!!!

Once again we will be holding the sale on the long weekend in May, so be sure to mark Saturday May 20 on your calendar!!!

Location is Omemee Legion – this venue worked well last year, and the “enter and exit” turmoil won’t exist! The sale will run from 9am to 11am – come early for best selection, and don’t forget to bring containers for your purchases.

Again this year, we will have three special geraniums! Add in hundreds of perennials, vegetables, shrubs, grasses – another great sale is promised. If all goes well, there should be a great selection of heirloom tomatoes available again this year! I’ll keep you posted!
Keep watching this site for updates – see you on May 20!

Contact me if you have any questions about this event!!! Sale will be held rain or shine (it’s inside) so see you there!

Barb Morrison, Plant Sale Chair Lakehouse54@bell.net

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/special-event/spring-plant-sale-2017/

On Site Visit to Burley’s Gardens

If you have been to this nursery before, you will know how lovely it is. If you haven’t – then you are in for a treat!

Some of you will remember the Burley’s when they spoke at our February Pot Luck in 2016, and brought in all the lovely tropical plants. Now we are visiting their garden centre.

Marg will speak to us in a large group at about 7. She will tell you about their nursery, her tropicals and some ideas for making fairy gardens. You will then be allowed to wander, and shop. You will see perennials, tropicals, a very large fairy garden display, and possibly some annuals if the weather warms up.

Parking is very limited, so please try to car pool if possible.  We will meet at Trinity Church parking lot at 6 p.m. to load up cars. We will leave at 6:15 sharp.

The address is 2604 Television Rd ( just south of Parkhill)

We will be outdoors so please dress for the weather!!!  In case of really inclement weather, please check your email for a cancellation notice. We hope all will be a go though!
Because of the cool weather, we are asking you to bring your own beverage (possibly a hot one) to warm you up. Also, bring a chair if you want to sit.

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Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes: “Ups and Downs”

Many years ago, glaciers created geographical features in the Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes area.  Don will be telling us about some of these features that we see regularly but may not understand how they were formed and their importance to the geography of our area.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/geological-landscape/

Growing Unusual Veggies

Please join us to hear the dynamic Paula Anderson as she shares her love of fresh vegetables, from garden to table. Those of you who were with us when we visited her market garden and then her home garden, as part of our on site visit in 2013 will know that she loves her fresh vegetables.

Whether you grow vegetables in the ground, or in raised planter boxes, you will love listening to Paula as she shares her enthusiasm and the vast knowledge that she has at her finger tips.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/events/general-meeting/growing-unusual-veggies-2/

“What’s the Buzz? Bee Amazed!” and Pot Luck Lunch

Come join us for a Potluck Lunch!!!

All are welcome (bring your own plate/cutlery/mug) and, of course, your favourite dish to share!!

Social begins at 11:30am. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm.

After lunch, around 1:00pm, enjoy a presentation – What’s the Buzz? Bee Amazed!!  Members Joe and Hazel Cook will share information (and a bit of humour, no doubt!) about their newest passion, bee keeping.

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Junior Club Report for 2016

There were 24 children registered in 2016 ranging in age from 3 to 13 years old (9 girls and 15 boys) and 23 attended the June activity day. There was 1 new gardener and 23 returning gardeners.

First Junior Event for 2016

The Junior Garden Club met on Sat. June 4th at Trinity …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.omemeeblooms.ca/youth-group/junior-club-report-for-2015-2/

Photo Show

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Christmas Cactus, Annual Meeting

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