Saturday, 27 October 2018

NewsFlash October 2018

Grimsby Garden Club News Flash
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We are here to help beautify Grimsby.

Regular meetings are usually the last Monday of the month at 7:00 pm, at the Livingston Activity Centre (18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby). 
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MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, October 29, 2018 

 7:00 p.m. Social Time  - Pick up a cup of coffee/tea and a treat. Take this time to meet other members & get to know each other :)  50/50 tickets will be available.  Be sure to get your door prize ticket on your way in the door! 


Activity: Pumpkin Carving contest, Bring in your carved pumpkin for our contest


7:30 p.m. Speaker: Tony Post – 12 Months of Blooms
Tony Post works for Valleybrook Gardens, grower of Heritage Perennials and other consumer plant brands. Heritage Perennials introduces over 100 new perennials to garden centres every year. Many of these end up in Tony’s garden in St. Catharines. His personal favourites include anything with a blue flower, anything evergreen and anything that he’s told won’t grow here.

Mark your calendars for the Annual General Meeting on November 26th for Our Volunteer Appreciation Recognition Ceremony and our induction of Board Members. Don’t forget to bring your appetizers and desserts for this fun, end of the year event.

Wendy Frank, President
Grimsby Garden Club
Do you have questions about your Grimsby Garden Club Membership?

Please see our membership chair - Karen Gough - at the meeting on April 30th. or contact Karen by email at karengough02@gmail.com

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Grimsby Garden Club Newsflash September 2017

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We are here to help beautify Grimsby.  
Where We Meet
Our meetings are at the Livingston Activity Centre at 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby ON.  We start at 7:00pm for social time. We'd appreciate it if you would bring your mug.
Membership 
Our membership fees are modest - single $15.00, family $20.00. Our membership chair is Ginny Thiessen and you will meet her at the Membership Desk at Monthly meetings.

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Monday, September 25th, 2017 
7:00 pm - Social Time (Mini Flower Show Cancelled)
7:30 pm - General Meeting & Speaker

Speaker:  Wayne Elliott

Topic: Iron Earth - 100% Natural Product
Wayne Elliott is from Wainfleet, and is a natural health advocate.  He will be speaking on Iron Earth which is a 100% natural product containing 76 organically bound earth elements to re-mineralize your gardens.  It improves soil physical characteristics.  His garden produced amazing results this year with beautiful vegetables and great bounty across the board....very large zucchini, cumbers, kale, lettuce, carrots & tomatoes.  He will also have Iron Earth on hand for purchase at $35.00/bag.  We look forward to welcoming Wayne to our meeting.
Mark you calendars now for our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - November 27th, 2017.
Have you ever thought about being on the Board of Directors?  Do you wonder how to get more involved in the Grimsby Garden Club?  Ask any one of the current Board members for more information.  


Many hands make light work!!




Farmer's Market -We won't be back at the Farmer's Market this season but will definitely return in 2018.  If you have ideas that would be interesting for us to present at the market please leave your ideas at the membership table on your way in to any meeting or email your ideas to us.


2017 Bookmark of Events
Our 2017 Bookmark, with our calendar of events, is  available at the membership desk each month.  It is also be posted to our website here.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

2017 Grimsby Trillium Program

The Trillium program is co-sponsored by the Town of Grimsby and The Grimsby Garden Club. The program recognizes beautiful gardens in the Town of Grimsby. Gardens considered include residential, condos, apartment buildings, and non-residential properties. 2017 marked the first year of garden nominations. Nominations are an invitation to Grimsby visitors and residents to show their appreciation for the beautiful gardens of Grimsby.  Consider these aspects of the front landscaping viewable from the street:  Curb appeal, softscape and hardscape, annuals and perennials, trees and evergreens, property maintenance, and landscape design. Details are available at the Grimsby Garden Club website.
DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE 
 Trilliums 2017
Assessment Criteria
Gardens are nominated on the basis of their front landscaping, viewable from the street.  Nominated gardens are assessed using the following criteria:
  1. Curb Appeal
  2. Landscape Maintenance
    1. Softscape
    2. Hardscape
    3. Flowers (annuals and perennials)
    4. Trees, evergreens and shrubs
    5. Property Maintenance
  3. Landscape Design
    1. Unity/harmony
    2. Balance
    3. Scale/proportion
    4. Rhythm/sequence
    5. Focal area
Volunteer judges visit all nominated gardens.  

Judging Criteria Detailed Description
1.             Curb appeal
The judges check to see:
  • If the exterior looks inviting, welcoming and attractive
  • If the property creates a good first impression
  • If the property catches your attention immediately
Curb appeal can be accomplished a number of ways, such as:
  • exterior decorations
  • colour scheme
  • attention to landscaping
 2.             Softscape and hardscape
Softscape refers to the live elements including ornamental grasses, plants and shrubs. Judges will check to see if:
  • groundcover such as moss or ivy is well maintained
  • grass is mowed and edged, weed and disease free and without brown patches   (except in rural areas or when a water ban is in effect)
Hardscape refers to the ‘built’ environment including:
  • stones
  • rocks
  • pavers
  • artificial turf
  • structures
  • water elements
  • mulches
Judges will check to see if the built environment is weed free, clean and well kept
 3.             Annuals and perennials
Judges will check to see if annuals and perennials:
  • are well maintained
  • have healthy colour and foliage
  • have been dead headed
  • are part of a colour scheme
  • are the proper size in proportion to containers and planters
 4.   Trees, evergreens and shrubs
Judges will check to see if trees, evergreens and shrubs are:
  • pruned
  • shaped
  • maintained (deadwood, weak, diseased or damaged branches and stems have been removed)
 5.             Property maintenance
The judges will check to see if:
  • property is maintained
  • walkways, driveways, fences are in good condition and contribute to the appearance of the property
  • landscaping is maintained and free of litter and weeds
  • elements and structures compliment the landscape and are in working order
 6.             Landscape design principles
The judges check for:
  • Unity and harmony
    • unity is achieved by repeating objects or elements that are alike; there is repetition of shrubs or a colour scheme
  • Balance
    • can be either symmetrical or asymmetrical
  • Scale and proportion
    • scale refers to the size of an object in relation to the house and property
    • proportion refers to the size of parts of the design in relation to each other and to the design as a whole
  • Rhythm and sequence
    • smooth blending of different elements
    • garden is one unified scene
    • property has year-round appeal
  • Focal area
    • plants or structural elements that accent a given area
    • can be achieved using an entryway, front door or a certain location in the garden such as a pond, fountain, arbour, birdbath, pots, rockery or stairway
 7.             Landscape design elements
These are tools used to achieve principles of design:
  • Line:
  • this is eye movement or flow
  • can be achieved by bed arrangement or vertical changes in heights of plants, trees or shrubs
  • can be straight or curved and free flowing
    • Form:
      • individual plant growth or planting arrangement in a landscape such as upright, oval, columnar, spreading or weeping
    • Texture:
      • describes the surface quality of an object that can be seen or felt
      • can include buildings, walks, walls, ground covers and plants
      • can be fine, course, bold or medium
      • adds interest to the garden throughout the seasons
      Colour:
      • should be complex, personal and have a strong effect on the landscape
      • may include some flowers; however much of the colour should come from foliage
      • using green for continuity along with some colour variety in foliage adds interest
      • should direct attention to the landscape and compliment the house
      • consideration will be given to year round interest, not just to seasonal colour
      • adds interest

This is the summary of the judging criteria and points.  2017 will continue the criteria used in 2016.
 2016 Trillium Categories
If you have a question, please call Grimsby Garden Club President Wendy Frank at 905-309-3085 or email grimsbygardenclub@outlook.com
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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Grimsby Garden Club - June 2017 Update

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We are here to help beautify Grimsby.  
Where We Meet
Our meetings are at the Livingston Activity Centre at 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby ON.  We start at 7:00pm for social time. We'd appreciate it if you would bring your mug.
Membership 
Our membership fees are modest - single $15.00, family $20.00. Our membership chair is Ginny Thiessen and you will meet her at the Membership Desk at Monthly meetings.

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JULY FIELD TRIP - WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH, 2017 - Filling up fast
Click on this link HERE to register.  

Our July outing IS NOT ON A MONDAY this year but we believe you will all appreciate the choice we have made. On WEDNESDAY, July 26th we are invited to attend the Vineland Research Farm in Beamsville.  There will be a presentation, snacks and a full tour of the farm.  This is a great opportunity & should be very interesting.  It is not exclusive to The Grimsby Garden Club.  They will accept up to 150 people and you have to register online.  Details are at 
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TRILLIUM AWARDS - COMMITTEE CHAIR & COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED.
Your Board of Directors needs your help.  A Committee Chair & Members are required to complete this important community project.  


Gardens will be nominated & ballots will be due by July 10th.  Here's the nomination form

Judging is to take place July 17th to July 24, 2017.  

Presentation of Trillium Awards to winners will take place September 13th at Town Hall, 7 p.m.  

We need you now - please don't hesitate to email or call Wendy Frank for more information.

Farmer's Market
 Look for our tent at the Farmer's Market on June 8th, 2017

We will have supplies for children to plant vegetables (to take home) as part of a Healthy Eating Program. 

Elm Street Beds
Volunteers are needed for maintenance of Elm Street flower beds.  It is only one week of gardening for each volunteer if we get enough help.  Please contact Lauren Doig at ldoig_4@bell.net to sign up.

2017 Bookmark of Events
Our 2017 Bookmark, with our calendar of events, is  available at the membership desk each month.  It is also be posted to our website here.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Plant Sale This Saturday

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We're getting ready for our plant sale this Saturday May 13th starting at 9:00am till sold out.  It takes lots of activity to get ready: we have been digging up plants in our gardens, gathering gently used tools and putting garden accessories together.  We think we are ready!

There are great donations from wholesale growers. There will be a draw for fabulous prizes.  Garden Tour tickets will be for sale - a wonderful idea for Mother's Day gifts.


We so appreciate your support for this major fundraiser.  We hope you have contributed plants and items to the sale and that you will be with us on Saturday as a volunteer, purchaser, or both.  Celebrate gardens and grow well!

Join in the fun and be part of Grimsby, Friendly by Nature.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Nancy Christie Pruning Chart

Hi Everyone,
Here is Nancy Christie's hand-out to the Grimsby Garden Club members last night.  We had a great time with Nancy - and learned a lot from her practical and entertaining approach!

Stay tuned - Nancy is going to send us the information on the upcoming pruning course she's offering in Beamsville. 


Here's her course information: