Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Do We Love Winter?

What if we loved winter as much as we loved summer?  The world's greatest ice skating vs the world's greatest surfing.

We would know that Canada is famous for having the longest ice skating trail in the world. The Guinness Book of Records has this: the longest ice skating trail measures 29.98 km (18.63 miles) and it is the naturally frozen Lake Windermere Whiteway, in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada, as measured on 14 February 2014.
What can match  this ice skating trail? Edmonton has found its - ice castles. Edmonton is one of six locations in North America that create winter ice castles. 

"Edmonton Ice Castles will open up its popular event in Hawrelak Park in late December or early January, depending on weather conditions."
"Once finished, the frozen attraction will boast slides, tunnels and fountains, along with visual art and colour-changing LED lights that illuminate the castle after dark."
“I liken the castle almost to a frozen waterfall,” said Ritchie Velthuis, Ice Castles Edmonton’s build manager.
“It grows to 30 feet, but it’s a very natural and a very organic experience.”

Our most famous skating destination is Lake Louise with its majestic mountains in the background.  It has something to go with skating under the heavens - it has an ice sculpture competition during the winter.   The ice carving event runs from Jan 15 - 26, 2020 and here are some of the sculptures from past years..

Take a moment to search on Lake Louise ice carving and Edmonton ice castles - the pictures are incredible.   In the meantime, here are Koi swimming images.  
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Monday, 9 December 2019

The 2020 Grimsby Garden Club Season Program

The Grimsby Garden Club 2020 Season Program

Join us each month for interesting topics and engaging speakers

Social time starts 7:00pm
at the Livingston Activity Centre

Friday, 15 November 2019

Join us Monday, November 25th 6:00pm

Kick off the season by joining us at 6:00PM on Monday, November 25 at the Livingston Activity Centre.

Bring a friend and a sweet or savoury treat to share (simplified pot luck).  

Marilyn Cornwell will enchant us with a presentation on Romantic Gardens.

Perhaps win a poinsettia or an ergonomic, stainless steel shovel from Lee Valley.

2020 memberships are on sale now - still only $15 individual, or $20 for a family."

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Grimsby Garden Club Meeting Monday Oct 28 2019

We meet on the last Monday of the month and on October 28th.We are pleased to welcome speaker Kenneth Brown on the topic There are no houseplants.  

Ken uses his years of experience in the indoor landscaping business to illustrate that a knowledge of a plant’s natural habitat, (and that’s never indoors,) is beneficial when trying to make that plant thrive, or at least survive, in our homes. Understanding the role of light and water and the recognizing a variety of pests are the essential elements which Ken illustrates to help his audience become happier indoor plant parents.

Gardeners please check us out with a visit! 

Social time starts at 7:00pm and the meeting gets underway at 7:30pm with brief announcements and then our speaker. 

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Grimsby Garden Club Meeting Monday Sep 30th 7:00pm

We meet on the last Monday of the month and on September 30th, we are pleased to welcome speaker Pippa de Leonardis on the topic The Essence of Garden Design.  

Pippa de Leonardis, is a highly motivated designer and creative problem-solver. As Barefoot Design’s creative director, Pippa believes great design is vital, and that it’s not found in software. It’s a skilled trade, like any other. The work that we do is rooted in years of training and experience.

Gardeners please check us out with a visit! 

Social time starts at 7:00pm and the meeting gets underway at 7:30pm with brief announcements and then our speaker. 

Appreciation Award to Trillium Hill Greenhouses  & Garden Centre

Stephen Hargrave, Grimsby Garden Club President is with Cindy Fleming at the Trillium Hill Greenhouses to present Trillium Hill Greenhouses with the appreciation award for their work involving the town hanging baskets.   Each year, Trillium Hill hosts the planting of the baskets, and then grows them in the greenhouses before they reach the Main Street to beautify the downtown.  

See our upcoming meeting schedule HERE.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Grimsby's 2019 Trillium Recipients

CORRECTION on Aug 30 2019 - 309 Lake Street has been corrected to 308 Lake Street - the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

The Grimsby Garden Club announces the 2019 Trillium Recipients.  This program is co-sponsored with The Town of Grimsby and recognizes Grimsby’s prettiest front gardens, viewable from the street. Gardens included are residential, condos, townhouses, apartment buildings, and non-residential and commercial properties. The Trillium Program is based on nominations, and over 140 gardens were nominated.  There are 55 Trillium recipients this year.

2019 Trillium Recipients (in address order)

6 Admiral Circle, 12 Baker Rd South, 6 Bal Harbour Dr,  23 Burgess Dr,  10 Chardonnay Place,  36 Chardonnay Place, 7 Chestnut Dr,  60 Conrad Court,  16 Deer Park Court, 112 Dorchester Dr,  260 Dorchester Dr,  60 Driftwood Court,  41 Elderberry Ave,  102 Gibson St,  31 Golf Woods Dr,  12 Hewitt Dr,  6 Highland Dr,  14 Jacobs Landing, 308 Lake St,  19 Lake St, Unit 13,  19 Lake St, Unit 14,  19 Lake St, Unit 15, 59 Lakeview Ave,  2 Lawrence Ave,  202 Livingston Ave,  204 Livingston Ave, 209 Livingston Ave,  126 Magnolia Crescent,  125 Main St E,  147 Main St E,  135 Main St W,  41 Main St W back unit,  398 Maple Ave,  9 Mary Drive, Unit 2, 23 McNab Dr,  78 Morrison Cres,  23 Nelles Rd N,  35 Orchard Parkway, 11 Parkwood Rd,  113 Peach Tree Lane,  142 Peach Tree Lane,  33 Rosedale St,  14 St Andrews Ave,  3 Sunnylea Cres,  5 Sunnylea Cres, 6 Sunnylea Cres,  87 Terrace Dr,  91 Terrace Dr,  94 Terrace Dr,  42 Vinifera Dr,  55 Vinifera Dr,  99 Vinifera Dr,  35 Whittaker Ave,  472 Woolverton Rd    

Friday, 5 July 2019

Grimsby Garden Tour Sat July 13 10:00 - 4:00pm

Our garden tour is just over a week away on Saturday July 13 10:00 - 4:00pm
Get your tickets and join the fun. 
RSVP for a feature lunch at Casa Toscana:  appetizer, pasta main, glass of wine $35.00 (excludes taxes and gratuities). 22 Main St. W.  289-235-8888. Please show ticket.

This Special Draw is for a natural stone bubbling rock valued at $500. Draw open only to tour participants.  Please show your ticket at Cole’s on tour day to enter.