May Meeting: Cutting Gardens

Kim Magee, of Curly Girl Gardening, has been an avid gardener all her life. She is a professional photographer and with all the time off during Covid, she expanded her gardens to cover her yard.  She now sells cut flower bouquets throughout the season, from her small urban garden in Lindsay.  She has a special love for dahlias which dominate her bouquets. She also sells tubers & potted dahlias in spring. 

Join Kim and the Omemee Blooms Garden Club on May 15th @ the Omemee Legion!! Let’s plan your garden to bring you a summer of bouquets!

Kim will be selling some plants and her beautiful photo cards. Please come early. The meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Please bring Cash if purchasing anything.  

Doors open @ 630pm at the Legion. Everyone welcome! 

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April Meeting: Flora of the Kawartha Lakes

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

Doors open at the Omemee Legion at 7 pm on April 17thfor our half-hour Social Time.  

Our General Meeting starts at 7:30 pm. We are delighted to have Anne Barbour and Dale Leadbeater, authors of Flora of the Kawartha Lakes, who recently won the Non-Fiction category in the 2023 Kawartha Lakes Readers’ Choice awards. Sean James, a well-known gardener, is suggesting that all gardeners should have a copy. We will be selling tickets towards some lucky person winning this well-researched book with many beautiful photos.     

The framed photo behind Anne & Dale is an award they received in 2014 from Ontario Nature for the project’s contribution to science, made by the Kawartha Field Naturalists.

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March Meeting: Kawartha Lakes Honey

Please Join Us Monday, March 20th. at 7 pm at the Omemee Legion as we celebrate our 84th. Anniversary Celebration with cake and coffee.

Our General Meeting will start at 7:30 pm.

We are delighted to have Jerry Jerrard who is frequently referred to as ‘The Bee Guy” and owner/operator of Kawartha Lakes Honey join us. 

Jerry has been a beekeeper in the Bobcaygeon area for more than 25 years.  He started out as a hobbyist with 5 hives and now manages 1,000 hives located in more than 30 locations throughout the Kawartha Lakes area. He is very passionate about nature, sustainability and the pollinators he nurtures. He devotes his time to producing pure honey, nucleus colonies, queen bees and pure beeswax products (candles, lip balms, wood finish, etc.).   


465 Colony Rd., Bobcaygeon, ON, K0M 1A0
P: 705-738-5374

Different floral sources produce distinct colours and flavours of honey – from the mild, delicately flavoured basswood honey to the dark, strong-flavoured buckwheat honey. Jerry has these and several other varieties available.  He makes every effort to keep the different honeys separate as many customers have come to appreciate the various types.  Our honey is 100% pure and unpasteurized. Extracting practices are kept as pure and simple as possible (no high heat or micro filters).  This ensures high-quality honey with amazing flavour and nutrients. 

Jerry is a member of the Central Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (and past president).  His beekeeping operation is frequently featured on local television programs and in print publications.  As well, Jerry acts as a mentor to new beekeepers.   

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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”.   


Instagram: LindaCardonaPhotography     

 Facebook: LindaCardonaPhotography

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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

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