Yearly Archive: 2015

Nov 17, 2015 - Junior Club Report for 2015   

1. There were 24 children registered in 2015 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 16, 2015 - Photo Show   

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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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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   

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.

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.

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.

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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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