Yearly Archive: 2014

Dec 06, 2014 - Santa Claus Parade   

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Nov 17, 2014 - Junior Club Report for 2014   

1. There were 24 children registered in 2014 ranging in age from 3 to 13 years old (9 girls and 15 boys) and 22 attended the May activity day. There were 14 new gardeners and 10 returning gardeners.

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

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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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Oct 18, 2014 - 2014 Fall Youth Group Activities   

On Oct 18th, the Junior Gardeners met at Trinity Church for an afternoon of crafts and gardening ideas.

The Children created a Halloween craft, A Christmas craft, a pine cone feeder and a pressed flower wall hanging.

They learned about collecting flower and vegetable seeds and how to label and store them. There …

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Sep 15, 2014 - Decorating for Fall    (Victoria Whitney)

Are your summer planters looking tired or parts have died off? Victoria Whitney from Griffins Greenhouses will show us how to give our planters a “punch of fall colour” to celebrate Autumn.
Come out and enjoy Vicki’s “Decorating for Fall”. Remember we are meeting back at Trinity Church this month so bring back those library books and choose some new ones!
There will also be a fall plant sale at this meeting. If you have been dividing your favourite plants, please bring a pot or two for our sale. Please bring only ‘special plants’ that we could sell for $3 or more. Make the pots a good size. Everyone likes a bargain!
New members welcome! Current members, be sure to bring a friend. Visitors are always welcome and no cost.

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Aug 18, 2014 - Helpful Hints and Flower Show   

This is our annual flower & veggie show and it is held at the Curling Club. It is usually an amazing display! If you are a member – please help us out by checking your yearbook (pgs 17-21) for the categories that you can enter. You could win your next year’s plant budget!!! The Junior Gardeners also have a display. Come out and see what these future gardeners have done! They have lots of fun.
The doors open at 6:30. Following the youth awards, at 7:30 we will have our speakers at 8. This month’s program promises to be helpful, entertaining and very probably- humorous! Our Master Gardeners are going to share some of their helpful garden hints. So bring a note pad and pen. You will come home with at least one new hint to try.

Entries placed between 1:30 – 3:30.
Doors closed for judging.
Doors open for public viewing at 6:30.
Youth awards: 7:30.
Speaker program: 8:00

Remember –there is a printable copy of the categories in Yearbook & Newsletter section.

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Jul 21, 2014 - Demonstrations by Members   

Members from our own society will be speaking tonight.

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Jul 05, 2014 - Omemee Blooms Garden Tour   

Tickets are $20.00 (including a light lunch), cash only please.  Available from Donna Hunter 705-799-6656 or

You may also purchase tickets at the following stores (Cash only):

  • Griffins Greenhouse and Garden Centre – Lakefield (Lakefield Hwy)
  • Butternut Folk Art – Omemee (18 King Street)
  • Gardens Plus – Peterborough (Parkhill Rd East)
  • Avant-Garden – Peterborough (Sherbrooke Street)

14 spectacular gardens within a 20 km radius of Omemee will be featured on this tour. All of the gardens, have been constructed and are lovingly maintained by members of our Gardening Group. The gardens are in 4 areas with 3 or more gardens per area so you can see all the gardens or only some of the garden groupings, as you choose.

There will be many types of gardens showcased including sun, shade, large gardens, “secret” gardens, smaller “retirement” gardens, gardens on the water, and gardens with Koi ponds and water features. You will also see many unusual plants, shrubs and trees, as well as garden art and landscape features. Garden art and plants for sale will be present in some of the gardens.

A light lunch will be available in the historic Coronation Hall circa 1911. Take time to view the gardens at the hall, which were planted and are maintained by our garden (horticultural) group. Be sure to see the iron tree sculpture dedicated to our 19 presidents who have served during our 75-year history. If you wish to pick up your lunch and take it with you, that is also an option.

If you are not already a member of our group, please pick up a rack card (at any of our garden tour sites) It lists all of our future meetings. We would love to have you join us. Guests and visitors are always welcome at no charge. Previous gardening experience is NOT necessary. Our goal is to teach each other and to have fun doing so. We learn together!

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Jun 28, 2014 - Pioneer Days   

A History Display Featuring the 75 Years of our Society’s Growth in the Community

Saturday June 28th a public display of our history books, trophies, awards & some historical articles will be set up in the Coronation Hall as part of the Pioneer Days celebrations. We will display our trophies, history books, …

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Jun 21, 2014 - Peterborough Master Gardeners Garden Tour   

Features 10 Peterborough gardens in celebration of the Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners 25th Anniversary.


Ticket are $20.00 and are available at some garden route locations including Avant Garden, Garden Plus, and Griffins Greenhouse.


See for more information.

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Jun 16, 2014 - On-Site Visit to Garden Plus    (Dawn Golloher)

This meeting will NOT be held at our usual meeting hall. Instead it will be held in the beautiful gardens of Dawn Golloher (Tack) from Gardens Plus
Address: 136 County Road 4, Peterborough, ON K9L 1V6
Phone: (705) 742-5918
Visit Dawn’s site at:

See our May newsletter for more information closer to the date.

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Jun 11, 2014 - District Lunch and Awards Celebration   

“Hawaiian” Theme

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May 19, 2014 - Flower Show, Silent Auction and Slide Show   

This meeting promises to be full of activity, fun and with reminiscing of past events that we enjoyed!

Entertainment: A continuous slide show : “a year in review” activities and highlights of 2013 will be available for viewing near the stage area. It may also contain a few historical photos to highlight the “then and now” aspect.
Flower Show: The first 3 categories in this show will feature the tulips sold as an anniversary fundraiser last fall. These were “Angelique” a pink “peony” tulip. “Spring Green” an unusual green and white striped tulip and “Queen of Night” a black tulip. (See Mini Show #s 1,2, & 3, pg 14 of your yearbook)
Silent Auction: A silent auction will also be included as part of this meeting. We welcome all donations of new or gently used garden related items. More details to follow.

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May 10, 2014 - Spring Plant Sale 2014   

Well, the 2014 plant sale is over, and what a wild three days it was!

On Thursday evening, we set up the tables and got the signs in place.  Many hands make light work, and the plants on the tables were already taking shape.  All day Friday, the volunteers spent their day sorting …

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Apr 21, 2014 - Propagating Clematis    (Peter Keeping)

More about our 75th Anniversary…


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Apr 11, 2014 - Peterborough Garden Show   

April 11-13

Evinrude Centre

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Apr 05, 2014 - District 4 – Annual General Meeting   

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Mar 17, 2014 - Our Changing Seasons    (Drew Monkman)

  On March 17th our meeting hall was bursting with chatter, laughter, and loads of Irish Spirit in every format and shade of green imaginable! Each of the 46 members was warmly greeted by Suzanne and Anniversary gift mugs were distributed with a “Happy Anniversary” greeting from …

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Feb 15, 2014 - Pot Luck Lunch and “Homes for the Homeless- Taking Care of the Birds and the Bees”    (Cathy Dueck)

We are celebrating our frst meeting of the 2014 season with a Saturday Pot Luck Lunch.
Remember to bring your own dishes, utlery and mug as well as your favourite dish to share.

Cathy’s presentation will begin at 1:30. She is a familiar visitor to Omemee and she always has an enthusiastic and educational presentation. Come along and let’s get rid of the winter blues! Join with friends and fellow gardeners to celebrate a wonderful anniversary and the begining of a new gardenin season!

Be sure to bring a friend! All guests and visitors are welcome!

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