Author Archives: Brenda Ibey

Tuesday Nov. 8th-7pm: Come celebrate 60 years!!

AGM and 60th Anniversary Celebration Because we are a corporation affiliated under OMAFRA we must hold an Annual meeting each year in which the year’s finances and activities are reported. We will be doing this on Nov. 8th when next … Continue reading

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Oct. 11th, 7pm: Marion Jean, Dahlias

Oakridge Dahlias is located in Port Hope. While they don’t sell from their property, they do offer sales through their website. The remarkable variety and size of Dahlias make them ideal for any sunny, well-drained location. Dahlia flowers come in … Continue reading

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We’re back!! Tuesday Sept. 13th, 7:00pm Vikki Whitney from Griffins Greenhouse

Tuesday September 13th will be our first in person meeting … well …in a long time. We welcome you back! Vikki from Griffins greenhouses will be our guest speaker. “All Fall: Planting and Décor for a Transition into Autumn.”  Bulbs … Continue reading

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Walkabout Tuesday August 9th, 6pm-Garden of David & Karen Hickey

Walkabout Tuesday August 9th, 6pm: David & Karen Hickey, Artists. Gardeners. We invite you to stroll Karen & David’s ever evolving landscaped gardens where you will see a good variety of perennials and shrubs set amidst two acres of surrounding … Continue reading

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Walkabout July 12th, 6pm: Vern Bastable-Trees of the Ecology Park 

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    Vern Bastable is the Manager of GreenUP Ecology Park and Landscape Programs. Vern has been an integral part of GreenUP’s urban forest program and the operations of the tree nursery in GreenUP Ecology Park. He earned an Ecosystem … Continue reading

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New location for June Walkabout: Gardens Plus, Donwood

Garden walkabout UPDATE! For a variety of reasons we have had to change locations for our Garden Walkabout. Instead of going to Blossom Hill Nursery we”ll be going to Gardens Plus in Donwood. Www.gardensplus.ca 6pm Tuesday June 14th. Dawn will … Continue reading

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Garden Tour – July 9th

Joanne Anderson and Dianne Tedford are organizing the Garden Tour taking place on July 9th. They are looking for volunteers to assist at gardens for half a day. Please call Joanne (705-652-8417) or Dianne (705-742-2561) if you can help. Tickets … Continue reading

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Increase Biodiversity – Include Native Plants in Your Garden

Submitted by Lynn Lavoie Last month, Sean James’ excellent  Zoom presentation on  “Blooms for Birds, Bees and Butterflies” identified the benefit to biodiversity by replacing non-native invasive plants in our gardens with natives. Invasive plants reduce populations of native plants … Continue reading

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LOCATION CHANGE: see new post. Walkabout June 14th, 6pm: Joe & Hazel Cook, Blossom Hill Nursery

Pre-Registration required. Contact information for President Dianne Tedford, will be available in your yearbook or in the monthly newsletter. Joe and Hazel Cook are well known to the gardening community for their Peonies and Delphiniums.  Also beekeeping has been keeping … Continue reading

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May 10th, 7pm: Paul Zammit-  The Power of Our Gardens

Members only and space will be limited for this IN-PERSON presentation Pre-registration required. See May newsletter for further details.   The Garden can be a lifelong classroom, a source of physical exercise, our personal therapy and an opportunity for us … Continue reading

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