Grimsby Garden Club January 2015 Meeting Highlights

We have a new start time of 7:00pm to socialize over coffee and treats.  Thanks everyone who brought mugs to save the kitchen clean-up.

It is membership renewal month - $10 individual and $15 family - same great price!

We thank Bob Martin, our speaker, and a Niagara resident and grower.  He gave us a lot of tips and techniques of vegetable gardening in raised containers - what a wonderful way to spend a snowy winter's evening.  For anyone who wants to see the Martin Greenhouses, drive along the North Service Road towards Vineland and then turn left on Martin Road.

Thanks to Coles, Cosmic Orchids and Niagara College for donating plants for our raffle.  We really appreciate being able to raise funds this way so we can do more to beautify Grimsby!

Here are a few pictures of members.

Grimsby Garden Club - Mug Monday

Our meeting on Monday, January 26th 1015 starts at 7:00pm with social times.  We encourage you to bring your own mug to save clean-up time in the kitchen.

How about one of these?

News Flash January 2015 - from the Grimsby Garden Club

      GGC January 2015

P.O. Box 267, Grimsby, Ontario L3M 4G5

Regular meetings are usually the last Monday of the month at 7:00 pm, at the Seniors’ Centre (18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby).

Meeting - Monday, January 26th at 7:00 pm
New Social Start Time 

7:00pm start time. Coffee and refreshments will be available from 7:00pm until 7:30.  For you coffee and tea drinkers, it would be great if you could bring your own mug to the meetings to save us some time on clean up.  Thank you.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.  We hope to see you all then.
2015 member fees are due – same great value - $10 individual $15 family

1.    print clearly your name and email address or telephone number on the outside of an envelope
2.    put $10 (individual) or $15 (family), cash or cheque, in the envelope
3.    drop the envelope in the basket when you arrive
Your membership card(s) for 2015 will be tucked into your nametag holder, ready for you at the February meeting. 

January Speaker: Bob Martin
Martin Farms Ltd. was started as a market garden in 1913 by Leo Martin Sr. It’s been growing since then and Bob Martin now carries on with the traditions Leo Sr. installed.  Martin Farms gives its complete attention to greenhouse production of plants for the home gardener.  Vegetable plants are the specialty, along with an extensive catalogue of garden flowering plants.  This is the person behind The Veggie Guy. 

Topic:  Container Gardening
It may be too cold to get out there and get gardens ready for planting, but Bob is busy seeding spring vegetable plants so that they are ready on time to plant.  Bob will give us all the information on how to make container gardening the path to the green friendly garden. 

The Photography Show and Competition is postponed. We’ll keep you posted on the new date.

Upcoming Events and News:

Whistling Gardens Bus Trip – Saturday June 27, 2015 - $65.00 all inclusive.  We were so excited by Darren Heimbecker’s talk on his gardens that we have booked a bus trip this year.  Join in the fun and see both Whistling Gardens and Bonnieheath Lavender and Winery Estate.  There will be a guided tour of each garden.  Lunch on the grounds of Whistling Gardens is included in the fee. Register at the January meeting.  This is a co-event with the Lincoln Garden Club, and there is a maximum of 56 people, so register early.  The fee is $65.00 a person via cash or cheque.

Niagara Seedy Sunday - Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am hosted by the District 9 Ontario Horticultural Association and Master Gardeners Niagara. Place: Dunlop Older Adults Centre, 80 Dunlop Drive, St. Catharines, ON L2R 1A7.  Speakers and Workshops include: Bees in Peril, Vertical Gardening, Seed Exchange, Seed Starting, Eco Friendly Gardening, Hands on Demos for Children.  Admission: a toonie or your choice. All profits donated to Start Me Up Niagara.

Ontario Horticultural Association Annual General Meeting - Saturday April 25, 2015. Hosted by the Lincoln Garden Club. Place: Balls Falls 3292 Sixth Avenue, Jordan ON, L0R 1S

Happy garden planning,
Wendy Frank and the board of the GGC