These are for members only, and numbers will be limited to each event. So be sure to sign up early! Our president Dianne Tedford will take your registration. Her contact info will be available in our newsletter and can also be found in the back of your 2020 yearbook. No year book will be produced this year.
2020 has been a year we’ll not likely forget. After our meetings in February and March all others have been cancelled due to Covid-19. We hope to duplicate the speakers list for 2021 but at this point no solid plans … Continue reading →
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Are you interested in finding out more about the Lakefield Horticultural Society? Why not come out to a meeting and see what we’re all about? Admission is free to most meetings, and you don’t have to be a member to … Continue reading →
This is a ticketed event and will sell out. Call Brenda at The Avant-Garden Shop to reserve your tickets now. 705-743-0068 $10.00 cash only. Our feature speaker for 2020, Sean has been gardening professionally since age sixteen. He is a … Continue reading →
Well known to LHS members for their amazing peonies and delphiniums, Joe and Hazel will share with us information about their newest passion, beekeeping. Come and hear some interesting facts about honeybees; their habits, hives and care, and also some … Continue reading →
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If you have ever ventured inside the stunning greenhouse at Burley’s Gardens you know what amazing orchids Marg has. Come learn more about these fascinating flowers – proper watering, repotting, when to trim, types of medium, pest control etc. http://www.burleys.ca/
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As the co-founder of this national charity, Leora has many years of experience in the stewardship of the remaining wilderness in southern Ontario. She will explain why protecting our local area is vital to the continuation of a uniquely diverse environment.
We’ve had a YouTube channel for a while. Being on CHEX TV fairly often over the years gave us some great content to share!
This past summer with the help of Anita Locke we made a short video about our pollinator garden located in Isabel Morris park.
In 2017 some members of the Lakefield Horticultural Society, established, with the permission of Selwyn Township, a pollinator garden in the southwest corner of Isabel Morris Park. A pollinator garden is one which provides food and nesting sites for pollinators such as bees, butterflies, birds and bats. The area is surrounded by shrubbery with a pathway leading to the centre, where a “bee house” is situated. This is an 18”x11” box, filled with blocks of wood, logs, stems and cones, all drilled with holes. Solitary bees lay their eggs in the tunnels or holes, and then seal the entrance. On a warm day many small bees can be seen going in and out of the tunnels. With more than 700 native species in Canada, bees are the most common pollinator. Other pollinators include: butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, some beetles, hummingbirds and even bats! The garden is planted with native and some non native plants that purposefully attract pollinators with their nectar and pollen. Plants such as echinacea, liatris, butterfly weed, goldenrod, and serviceberry provide an important food source for pollinators. The surrounding meadow of Isabel Morris Park is also very inviting to pollinators. Thank you Ontario Horticultural Association and The Peterborough Pollinators Group for funds to help us install and maintain this garden. Thank you to Anita Locke for producing this video and also Pam Chellew, Anne Stone and Brenda Ibey for sharing your knowledge of pollinators and pollinator gardens. Volunteers are always welcome to help maintain the gardens in Lakefield. Contact the society for more information. Helpful links: https://www.lakefieldhort.orghttps://www.ontario.ca/page/pollinato… http://www.peterboroughpollinators.co… https://www.lakefieldhort.org/pollina…
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Join us! We could use some extra hands to put the gardens “to bed.” Thursday October 10, starting at 9:30, Cenotaph Park. Bring tools and energy! We’ll supply thanks and appreciation with a touch of laughter! If you need a … Continue reading →
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We know the advantages of growing native plants in our gardens — but — do we ever wonder how they came to flourish in Ontario? Join us at The Marshland Centre, Hague Blvd in Lakefield. 7pm. Guest welcome. Refreshments … Continue reading →
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