Meeting: Tips for Taking Photos in the Garden

Please join us for our first. Omemee Blooms Horticultural Society Meeting for 2023!

Doors will be open at the Omemee Legion at 7 pm on February 20 for our half-hour Social Time. As it’s our first Meeting of the year, the Omemee Swans will be serving some snacks during Social Time.

Masks are optional, chairs will be spread apart, and sanitizer will be available. 

Our General Meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

We are delighted to have Linda Cardona, photographer extraordinaire, present Tips for Taking Photos in the Garden. Linda will discuss how you can get the best possible floral pictures without fancy equipment. She will be sharing many of her flower photographs; some of which are taken in her garden.  Bring your camera along for any questions you might have. 

We will also visit Linda and her husband’s beautiful gardens in July. These gardens have been on Garden Tours in Peterborough. 

Linda Cardona is a Peterborough photographer who captures nature’s beauty in all four seasons.  

Linda has loved photography for as long as she can remember and was inspired at a young age by her grandmother who was passionate about photography. She inherited her grandmother’s camera and so learned photography on a manual film camera. It was a great initial exposure to understanding the technical side of photography.   

She has taken courses in both photography and Photoshop at Fleming College.  Photo Shop allows her to take her photography to the next artistic level.  

Developing a “photographer’s eye” is an ongoing experience and Linda is always looking for the best angle to get that shot. She is constantly analyzing light, colours, shapes and shadows and reflections  

Peterborough provides Linda with countless opportunities to photograph nature’s beauty, especially flowers. Landscapes, portraits and architecture are also favourite topics. She feels equally comfortable working in colour or black and white. Linda is pleased to share her work through both group and solo exhibits.  

Linda has created a multitude of effects with her photography, from the pure traditional look to the extreme avant-garde. She has learned to observe the light as it completely changes the colours, textures, shadows and details of the images. Linda says “It becomes essential to take the time to study and capture all possible angles in order to get interesting and unique perspectives. It is often surprising to see which shots are the best”.   


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On March 4, 2023, the Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners are thrilled to again be able to offer their annual  “A Day for Gardeners”.

This is a fundraising event where Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners present various gardening topics of interest to the public. 

Our 2023 line-up of presentations include:

  • What Plants Eat: How Plants Get Their Nutrients
  • Supporting Pollinators
  • Drought Resistant Plants
  •  Propagating Butterflies, Butterfly Nectar and Larval Plants
  •  Native Plant Garden Design
  • The Dirt on Soap: Home remedies, Herbicides and Pesticides      

Attendees will be able to choose 3 out of the 6 presentation topics offered.  All presentations are prepared and presented by a Master Gardener.  

The cost is early bird $50 per person or $55 per person after February 14/2023.  The cost includes lunch, snacks, beverages and door prizes. Parking is free.

The event is from 9:30am-3pm, March 4/2023.  It will be held at Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Avenue, Peterborough Ontario.

See our website to register.

Please post the attached to your club’s Facebook page.  Thank you!

What is a Master Gardener?

A Master Gardener is a trained volunteer who has successfully completed the required education and volunteer hours. Master Gardeners volunteer by sharing their gardening knowledge. We are a non-profit organization and are part of Master Gardeners of Ontario.

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Canadian Succulents – Sept. 19th, 2022 Meeting

Please join us Virtually on September 19th. at 7:30pm. Our speakers were booked during COVID. Next month our regular meeting will be held at the Omemee Legion.

Our speakers will be Molly & Alex of Canadian Succulents. Their presentation will cover topics such as:

  • Indoor Container Gardening
  • Outdoor Hardy Succulents,
  • Propagating Your Plants
  • Pruning imperfections

For further information, check out You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

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Third Annual Scarecrow Festival

Register your scarecrow here:

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