Archive: Events

Nov 19, 2018 - “Adventures in Paradise – Kauai, Hawaii”, Photo Show, Annual Meeting    (Gary and Dianne Westlake)


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Oct 15, 2018 - “Pollinators, What Every Gardener Should Know” and Pot Luck    (Cathy Dueck)


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Sep 17, 2018 - Fossilized Plants Still in Existence Today    (Erin Muscutt)


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Aug 20, 2018 - “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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Jul 16, 2018 - Favourite Tools    (Master Gardeners)


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Jun 18, 2018 - On Site Visit to Silver Creek Creations    (Peter and Jane Martell)


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

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May 21, 2018 - “Square Foot Gardening” and Flower Show    (Gladys Fowler)


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May 19, 2018 - 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
 

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Apr 16, 2018 - Invasive Plants in Our Area    (Kellie Sherman)


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Mar 19, 2018 - Edible Art from Garden to Kitchen   


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Feb 24, 2018 - “An Edible Landscape” and Pot Luck Lunch    (Cathy Hooper)


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.

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Nov 20, 2017 - Photo Show   


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Nov 20, 2017 - Christmas Centre Piece    (Gail Murray)


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

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Oct 16, 2017 - “Heritage Trees – Preserving our Natural Roots” and Pot Luck    (Edith George)


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Sep 18, 2017 - Rain Gardens    (Cauleen Viscoff)


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Aug 21, 2017 - “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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Jul 17, 2017 - Harvesting & Preserving Your Vegetables    (Joyce Higgs)


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Jun 19, 2017 - “Garden Speak: The Language of Gardening” and Flower Show    (MJ Pilgrim)


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May 20, 2017 - 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

 

 

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May 15, 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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Apr 17, 2017 - Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes: “Ups and Downs”    (Don Collins)


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.

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Mar 20, 2017 - Growing Unusual Veggies    (Paula Anderson)


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.

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Feb 25, 2017 - “What’s the Buzz? Bee Amazed!” and Pot Luck Lunch    (Joe and Hazel Cook)


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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Nov 21, 2016 - Photo Show   


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Nov 21, 2016 - Christmas Cactus, Annual Meeting    (Sue Flinders-Adams)


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Oct 17, 2016 - Pot Luck, Summer Successes and Failures   


It is packed full of great food, special awards, intermixed with friendship and laughter. It has been a fun filled year with lots of exciting memories! So don’t miss our end of year pot luck.

Details are below and also in the email sent by Donna.

Please remember that we will be meeting at Trinity United Church!

Social:  5:30

Dinner:  6:00

Presentations: followed by a sharing time

Please bring a plate, mug & cutlery. If you can’t be here by 6:00, come when you can. There is always lots of food and as you know, it takes a while to get everyone through the lines. You are welcome anytime.

Following the dinner Master Gardener Joan Harding will lead us in a discussion of our summer’s Successes and Failures. Bring an idea or a “surviving a drought” tip or true story.  We can learn SO MUCH by sharing our experiences!

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Sep 19, 2016 - An Apple a Day: “Everything You Want To Know About Apples”    (Heidi Behan)


Many members filled the hall to learn about apples and Heidi Brehan from Moore Orchards didn’t disappoint! She not only told us about the ins and outs of apple farming, but she had many humorous on site stories to share as well. There were lots of questions and some great answers. At break, …

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Aug 15, 2016 - Gardening and Living Safely, Flower show   


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Jul 18, 2016 - Fabulous Garden Photos with your Point & Shoot Camera    (Kyle Griffin)


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Jun 20, 2016 - Spring Flower Show and Slide Show   


Judged Flower Show
Exhibits can be placed between 4:30 and 5:30. The doors will be locked until judging is complete. They will re-opened by 6:45 in time for our social time. See our yearbook for categories and instructions

Loonie Auction
Please bring a plant division to donate to the auction. Members will buy tickets to bid on plants they would like to have. Tickets are 10 for $2, or 20 for $3. Winners will be drawn at the end of the night.

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May 21, 2016 - Spring Plant Sale 2016   


Plant Sale Poster

 

Plan to attend our fabulous plant sale!!!!

Come to the Omemee Legion on Saturday May 21.
Again, we can promise a fantastic selection of perennials, annuals, even heirloom tomatoes (come early for best selection!!!)

Also promised by one of our members are tomato plants that bear HUGE fruits!

This is the only place that you will be able to purchase these tomatoes – where the seeds came from is a secret lol!

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

 

 

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May 16, 2016 - Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre and Woodland Garden    (Dr Sue Carstairs)


Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre is located at 1434 Chemong Road (Unit #4,) just on the outskirts of Peterborough.

Scheduled is a brief education on promoting turtle conservation and stewardship. Dr. Sue Carstairs, the on-site veterinarian (along with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers,) is dedicated to a comprehensive rehabilitation program. We can look forward to learning all about Ontario turtles, including tips to help turtles keep safe, and what to do if you find an injured turtle. In general, we’ll come away much more knowledgeable about turtles!

We will also tour the on-site Woodland Park (about an acre) which is planted with the environment in mind. Visit www.kawarthaturtle.org for more information.
This will be a very enjoyable evening!

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Apr 18, 2016 - Tiptoe Through the Tulips    (Gary and Dianne Westlake)


Dianne and Gary are going to tell you about their travels to the Netherlands and to Washington state where tulips are grown. They will also talk about how to grow spring bulbs in your garden.

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Mar 21, 2016 - Growing Unusual Veggies    (Paula Anderson)


Paula will be speaking about growing unusual vegetables such as sweet potatoes and garlic.

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Feb 20, 2016 - Orchids, African Violets and Air Plants and Potluck    (Margaret Burley)


We are starting off the year with a “Welcome Back” pot luck. Don’t miss out on the fun. Bring your cutlery, a plate and mug and your favourite dish to share.
Social begins at 11:30, and lunch will start at 12:00.

Our speaker, Margaret Burley from Burley’s Gardens, will begin around 1:00. She will be bringing a wide selection of Orchids/ African Violets/ air plants and Carnivorous Plants. This will be a show and tell presentation. The orchids are outstanding with many genera (varieties) to make for a meeting not to be missed. For those interested in African Violets, all are named varieties from mini to standard.

Many of the plants may be purchased at the end of meeting.

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Nov 16, 2015 - Trail Wildflowers, Annual Meeting    (Joyce Higgs)


This will be our AGM and installation of Officers for 2016 for the Omemee and District Horticultural Society.
Our speaker will be Joyce Higgs speaking on Catherine Parr Trail Wildflowers. Joyce and her husband Mike retired to a 10 acre property near the village of Hastings where they do Square Foot Gardening and grow many heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables as well as growing native flowers. Joyce familiarized herself with pioneer gardens and immersed herself in the world of Catherine Parr Trail and her love of wildflowers.
We will also hold our annual Photo Show and Competition. Please check your year book for the details and categories for this years photo show. All are welcome. Social time at 7:00pm meeting at 7:30pm.

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Nov 16, 2015 - Photo Show   


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Oct 19, 2015 - Pot Luck, Northumberland County Forest    (Ben Walters)


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Sep 21, 2015 - Growing and Cooking with Garlic    (Gail Grainger)


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Aug 17, 2015 - Flower Show, Helpful Hints   


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Jul 20, 2015 - Garden Art/Gifts, Demonstrations by Members   


This will be a general meeting as well as a demonstration by some of our very talented members of the Omemee and District Horticultural Society. Garden Arts /Gifts will be the subject of the demonstration.

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Jun 15, 2015 - Flower Show, A Year in Review   


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May 18, 2015 - Millennium Park Peterborough History    (Cathy Dueck)


We will leave Trinity Church at 5:45 pm, carpooling to downtown  Peterborough.
Tour of Millennium Park to begin at 7:00 pm.

Directions if you are meeting us there:
Millennium Park is located at Water and King Streets. There is a fee  for parking at that location. I suggest you take Charlotte Street past  Water Street and park in the downtown mall shopping parkade on the  left. Parking is free after 6 pm. Walk out onto the trail and go  right. Watch for the fountain. We will meet there.

Snacks will be available but we ask that you bring your own water bottle.

 

 

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May 16, 2015 - Spring Plant Sale 2015   


dsc00468-2 Plan to attend our 2015 annual plant sale on May 16. A reminder – we are opening the doors at 8:30 this year!!! Come early for the best selection – we have lots and lots of plants potted up and they are looking good!!! As our sale is a week later this year, there should be an even better selection of strong, large, beautiful plants!!! The sale will be over by 11, or when the plants are gone, so come early!

Hey – it’s the long weekend – buy lots of plants, take them home and plant them!! The location is at the Omemee Curling Club on James Street, as usual. Lots of parking, lots of room and level entry makes this a super location for our sale.

Plants are donated by our members – this means that there are always lots of special, hard to find plants.

dsc00220-2 As usual, we have some specially selected plants available for purchase: for annuals we have a fabulous Euphorbia (Diamond Delight) along with the delightful Superbells Double Salsa.
Our geraniums are White Splash (this plant is ever popular at our sales, so we continue to offer it for you,) Elanos Blue (a double lavender) and Savannah Oh So Orange.

We hope to have our usual great selection of annuals, vegetables, bulbs and tubers, grasses, etc. Again this year we are planning to put our really special plants (rare, unusual, new varieties etc.) on a separate table, and one of our knowledgeable members will be there to answer questions and to guide you. Bring a couple of extra loonies – we will be raffling off a large planter again this year. Last year’s lucky winner was Chantal Barnes.

dsc00454-2 It’s yard sale weekend in Omemee so come on out early Saturday morning. Buy some great plants and browse around at some yards sales (Omemee Lioness is holding their great yard sale at Coronation Hall, which is right around the corner from the plant sale.)

Feel free to contact me if you’d like more information. Oh, by the way, we are always looking for donations of plants – give us a call.

See you bright and early on Saturday, May 16!

Barb Morrison, plant sale chair. Lakehouse54@bell.net

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Apr 20, 2015 - All About Cannas   


This is a general meeting with a speaker. Heather Grassie president of Omemee and District Horticultural Society will speak on All About Cannas. Heather is an avid grower of cannas and is very knowledge about all aspects of cannas and horticulture.

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Mar 16, 2015 - Artistic Gourd Bird Houses    (Beverley Anne Williams)


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Feb 21, 2015 - Pot Luck Luncheon, Starting Seeds    (Jill Bishop)


Back by popular demand …. Our Saturday afternoon Pot Luck and Speaker. This event was very popular last year. No night time driving! So come out for some laughter, fellowship and great food! Please bring your plate, mug and cutlery along with a generous portion of your favourite dish. Time: 12:00 Social, 12:30 lunch, 1:30 Speaker

We begin our year with a very timely topic: Starting Seeds. Jill Bishop, manager of the Community Garden Network and owner of Urbantomato, a local heirloom seed company promises to get us energized! Just what we need to get our hands in the dirt again!

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Nov 17, 2014 - Blossom Hill – Then and Now    (Joe and Hazel Cook)


This is the final meeting of our 75th Anniversary Year. At this meeting we highlight our Photo Competition. See pg 13 Yearbook. (Take note of the 2015 categories as well! Start planning those photos now!)

It is also our AGM. If you would like to run for a position on our Board or nominate someone else to a position, please contact President Heather or Past President Carol. Our Board is a very active group and we have a lot of fun planning your yearly program. We welcome all volunteers – whether they work on the Board or on a committee. Let us know if you are interested.

The Speakers for the evening are long time favourites – Joe and Hazel Cook. Their topic is “Blossom Hill – Then and Now”. Joe & Hazel’s speaking career began when they gave their very first presentation on “Delphiniums” to our group, many years ago. So, for our final anniversary meeting, we hope to hear excerpts from that talk as well as a little about how they started their business and what they are doing now. (But with Joe, one never knows what might happen!)

Come and join in the fun! Let’s end our 75th Anniversary year with as much fun as we began last February!

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Nov 17, 2014 - Photo Show   


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Oct 20, 2014 - A Walk Down the Garden Path and Pot Luck Supper    (James Graham)


This is our Fall Pot Luck. Those who have attended in the past know that this is a “rollicking evening”. Not only will there be great food, good company and lots of laughs BUT this year we have the Past President of the Ontario Horticultural Society as our guest speaker. James Graham is a vibrant and humorous speaker, so it promises to be an entertaining evening! Don’t miss it. Significant others, youth, guests and new members are all welcome at no charge.

Please bring a plate, cutlery, and mug, as well as a generous serving of your special food contribution. We have an extra full after dinner program so Social will be at 5:30 and we will start the buffet at 6:00. This is 15 minutes earlier than last year but we want to leave room for the awards and speaker without running too late! The program will begin at 7:00. (or as soon as we are finished eating)

For this event we meet at Christ Church Anglican on the south side of Hwy 7 just east of the bridge leading into the village.

 

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