Grimsby Garden Club Events Coming Up February 2015

We have some events of interest to Grimsby Gardeners besides our next meeting Monday February 23, 2015 7:00pm.  

Town of Grimsby Hanging Baskets - March 15 - 1:00pm at Trillium Hill, 471 Main Street West.  Bring your gardening gloves to help plant this year’s Town baskets.  It’s a day in the garden ahead of the curve.   You’ll see what our hanging basket designs are, and enjoy a little social time after the plantings.

Floral Design Class 2015 -  We are sponsoring a four-week floral design class at the Pump House on Elizabeth Street.  The Tuesday evening sessions are April 21st, April 28th, May 5th and May 12th. There will be more information at our March meeting.

The Photography Show and Competition is scheduled for our April meeting. The Classes are:
1.              “Solitary Beauty”-  Portrait – single bloom
2.              “Autumn Interest”
3.              “Kitchen Harvest” - Edible
4.             “Little Fellows” - Insect(s) or Bird(s)
5.              “A Garden Scene”
6.             “It’s Up to You” - Member’s Choice

We'll send the rules out in March.  For more information: Marilyn Cornwell 905-309-0306

Whistling Gardens Bus Trip – Only 6 spaces left! Saturday June 27, 2015 - $65.00 all inclusive.  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. This is a co-event with the Lincoln Garden Club.  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.

Grimsby Garden Club Monthly Meeting February 23 7:00pm - Bees in Peril

Our monthly meeting is coming up in just over a week.  We have a special guest and special topic.  George Scott on "Bees in Peril".  Here's George, and more about him from his website:

George has been a Niagara resident all his life and has run a series of successful 
environmental-focused businesses including chemical and soil remediation, 
irrigation systems, wind and solar generation, and most recently bee keeping.
With a degree from the University of Western Ontario in economics and a background 

in chemical product development, sales and global distribution, George has experience
in business development, global trade and contact negotiation, customs brokerage
and world wide sales strategy.

A registered beekeeper for more than 25 years, George is a passionate advocate for
beekeeping as a crucial component for Ontario’s agricultural success, now and in the future.
He is a member of the Niagara Beekeepers Association. In 2001, he founded the
Niagara Beeway, dedicated to the protection and preservation of Niagara’s honey bee
populations. George believes that the survival and health of the beekeeping industry is
pivotal and is totally aligned to the mandate and concerns of the OFA at many levels.

Here's more about the Niagara Beeway: