Friday, 25 November 2016

Grimsby Garden Club at the Fantasy of Trees

Grimsby Garden Club Decorates in the Fantasy of Trees

November 24th wasGrimsby's Fantasy of Trees decorations day.  This is a festival celebrating Christmas trees sponsored and decorated by Grimsby businesses and individuals.  The trees are raffled, with the proceeds going to local charities.  Trees are decorated in themes - one of the highlights is the Historical Society theme of Grimsby restaurants from years gone by.  Another amazing tree is the Harry Potter tree.  These are only two trees out of 40, so make sure you visit.
Here's Mary McLaren decorating on behalf of the Grimsby Garden Club.  She's definitely on top of things.  Below are Lauren Doig and Lynette Bickham at the Decorators' lunch.
Our Potluck Dinner is Monday, November 28th and starts at 6:00pm.  It is at the Livingston Activity Centre.  Bring your mug for an extra raffle ticket!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Grimsby Garden Club NewsFlash November 2016

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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 bring your mug.
Membership 
Our membership fees are modest. Our membership chair is Ginny Thiessen and you will meet her at the Membership Desk at Monthly meetings.
 
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Monday, November 28 2016 6:00pm potluck and Annual General Meeting

Potluck Dinner at 6:00pm
Annual General Meeting and speaker

Speaker:  
Sandi Marr
Topic:  Urn Decorating and Arrangements
Eleven years ago, Sandi created a porch pot for her front step in Waterloo, and a neighbour asked her to make one for her own porch.  Soon she found herself receiving more invitations and making more arrangements.  Now she's a floral designer at Flowers Niagara in Welland.  In addition,  she'll create about 200 custom order arrangements this year.  A teacher at heart she takes pleasure in showing others the creative process.  She will take us through her journey with porch pots, and then show us how she creates her urn decorations.  A lucky member will get to take home the urn insert!
Membership Fees 2017
The membership voted to increase the 2017 membership fees at the September meeting. Single membership is $15.00 and family membership is $20.00 in 2017.  We are taking 2017 renewals.
Annual General Meeting 
The annual general meeting brings in the slate of officers and board members for the next year.  The membership will be asked to vote on two changes to the constitution proposed by Marilyn Cornwell (Acting Secretary) at the September meeting.  These were supported by the Board, who recommend the membership vote in favour of them. The changes bring the Grimsby Garden Club constitution in line with recent changes to the OHA default constitution.  See the proposed Amendment here. They are also posted on the bulletin board in the Livingston Activity Centre.

2017 Bookmark of Events is ready
Our 2017 Bookmark calendar of events is ready for you to pick up at our October 24th meeting. It will be posted to our website in November, and available at the Membership desk each month.

Fantasy of Trees
We are decorating a tree in the Grimsby Rotary Fantasy of Trees - November 25th to December 11th at the Grimsby Museum.  Check out more about it at fantasyoftrees.ca or on  Facebook

Decorate the Town Christmas Tree
Come out on December 1st to Town Hall to decorate the town tree.  For further information on the time and date, contact Beth Sommers 905-945-1033 or email grimsbygardenclub@outlook.com.

Poinsettias for WLMH
Poinsettias on sale in the hospital lobby Thursday & Friday Nov.24th & 25th 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – 6” pot $10 8” pot $18 (Prices include tax). Colours available: Red White Pink.  Net proceeds go towards the purchase of Hospital Equipment.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Grimsby Garden Club - October News Flash - Meeting Monday, October 24th

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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 bring your mug.
Membership 
Our membership fees are modest. Our membership chair is Ginny Thiessen and you will meet her at the Membership Desk at Monthly meetings.
 
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Monday, October 24th 7:00pm
monthly meeting


Speaker:  Catherine Kavassalis

Topic:  Weird and Wonderful Ferns
Catherine Kavassalis is a passionate gardener and conservationist. She is a member of the Halton Master Gardener group, Co-President of Oakville Horticultural Society and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Royal Botanical Gardens. A scientist, educator and inspirational speaker, Catherine endeavours to stimulate interest and awe in the living world ... and she thinks ferns are awesome! They are the quintessential plant - charming, elegant, graceful, delicate, yet strong and adaptable. Come learn about weird and wonderful ferns from the desert to the Arctic. See the fascinating potato ferns that house ants and the iridescent ferns that glow in the dark. What makes a fern? The answer may surprise you. For your garden or home, there is a fabulous fern for you. Let's start a new fern craze together.
Membership Fees 2017
The membership voted to increase the 2017 membership fees at the September meeting. Single membership is $15.00 and family membership is $20.00 in 2017.  We will be ready at the October meeting for 2017 renewals.
Proposed Constitution Amendment
Two changes to the constitution were proposed by Marilyn Cornwell (Acting Secretary) at the September meeting.  These were supported by the Board, who recommend the membership vote in favour of them. The changes bring the Grimsby Garden Club constitution in line with recent changes to the OHA default constitution.  See the proposed Amendment here. They are also posted on the bulletin board in the Livingston Activity Centre. 
The membership will be asked to vote on these changes at the November Annual Meeting.  Please direct any questions to Beth Sommers, our President.

Annual General Meeting November 28th 6:00pm
Our November meeting starts at 6:00pm with a potluck dinner, continues on to the Annual General Meeting, and concludes with a guest speaker.  

Decorative Amaryllis $12.00
We've got enviro friendly pot amaryllis kits for Christmas gift-giving.  Check them out at our October and November meetings, and support this Christmas fund-raiser.

2017 Bookmark of Events is ready
Our 2017 Bookmark calendar of events is ready for you to pick up at our October 24th meeting. It will be posted to our website in November, and available at the Membership desk each month.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

October's Garden of the Month - 398 Maple Ave

October Garden of the Month - 398 Maple Avenue
We hope you all enjoy the stunning display at 398 Maple Avenue for our last Garden of the Month for the year. From fruit farmers to flower growers, Ed Sobkowich Greenhouses have certainly helped to beautify Grimsby throughout the seasons. 


We were first struck by the waterfall surrounded by masses of colour. The many calibrachoa in shades of pink, purple, white and red were highlighted by the tall grasses and lovely carpet of pink and purple alyssum. The multi-coloured hanging baskets formed a gigantic ball of breathtaking hues perfectly balanced by the vibrant coleus, petunias, verbena and red canna lilies underneath. Their garden holds many vignettes each just as striking as the next. Do not miss this spectacular Fall garden.
Winning gardens are chosen based on our criteria for curb appeal, colour design, and maintenance. 
Wendy Frank and Beth Sommers





Friday, 2 September 2016

Grimsby Garden Club News Flash September 2016




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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 bring your mug.
Membership 
Our membership fees are modest. Our membership chair is Ginny Thiessen and you will meet her at the Membership Desk at Monthly meetings.
 
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Wednesday, September 14 7:30pm Trillium Recognition at Town Hall
Our 2016 Trillium Program was a success! There were 110 nominations for 89 gardens, with 49 Trillium recipients.  This year anyone (including the garden owner) could nominate a Grimsby garden.

Our garden club members are invited to this celebration and recognition event and we encourage you to support this program.
The recognition event is Wednesday, September 14th, at 7:30pm at Grimsby Town Hall.  We will be showcasing nominated and Trillium recipient garden owners and gardens. A social gathering with treats and coffee/tea etc will be part of the evening.

Monday, September 26 at 7:00pm monthly meeting

Speaker: Heinke Thiessen

Heinke Thiessen has been a gardening enthusiast since her early childhood in Quebec. Retired proprietor of Perennial Pleasures Landscape Design, Heinke is a horticultural design judge accredited by the Royal Botanical Garden, and President of Credit Valley Horticultural Society in Mississauga. 

Topic:  Garden for All Seasons in a Changing Climate   

Discover how gardening practices contribute to climate change and how to create a beautiful garden regardless of changes in temperature and moisture patterns.
September Vote on Proposed Increase in Membership Fees
The July Newsletter outlined the board's recommendation that the Grimsby Garden Club membership fees increase a little, with single membership moving to $15.00 and family membership to $20.00.  For questions contact us at grimsbygardenclub@outlook.com or call Beth Sommers, our President, at 905-945-1033

The increase will be introduced as a motion in the September meeting, and the membership will be asked to vote on the proposal. 

 
October 1st All Day - District 9 Fall Forum

Speaker:  Paul Zammit
Topic:  Promoting Biodiversity in the Home Garden

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Flower Show Registration 8:30am Flower Show Schedule

Paul Zammit Speaks at 11:00am Complete Program

Purchase Tickets online
Location:
Grace Mennonite Church
677 Niagara St. St. Catharines On.
Brunch catered by Sweets CafĂ©
Fee: $10 for Paul Zammit presentation
$22 includes Breakfast

Bee Houses for Sale $20.00
There are some solitary bee houses still available for purchase.  Please consider supporting our environment!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Grimsby Garden Club - Pictures of our Trillium Gardens 2016



Our Trillium Garden pictures are available on our website.

See the Nominated Gardens at our website with this link: 
http://www.gardenontario.org/site/s161/TrilliumNominated2016v2.pdf



See the Trillium Recipient Gardens at our website with this link: 
http://www.gardenontario.org/site/s161/Trillium Recipients 2016 v2.pdf

We hope you enjoy them all and will come to the Celebration Ceremony on September 14th, 7:30pm at Town Hall.  Mayor Bob Bentley will be with us to showcase the nominated gardens and the Trillium recipient gardens.

Grimsby Garden Club - Pictures of our Trillium Gardens 2016



Our Trillium Garden pictures are available on our website.

See the Nominated Gardens at our website with this link: http://www.gardenontario.org/site/s161/TrilliumNominatedGdns2016.pdf


See the Trillium Recipient Gardens at our website with this link: 
http://www.gardenontario.org/site/s161/TrilliumRecipients2016.pdf

We hope you enjoy them all and will come to the Celebration Ceremony on September 14th, 7:30pm at Town Hall.  Mayor Bob Bentley will be with us to showcase the nominated gardens and the Trillium recipient gardens.

Monday, 8 August 2016

2016 Trillium Recipients

August 8th 2016


The 2016 Trillium Program has awarded 49 Trilliums to Grimsby’s beautiful front garden viewable from the street.  Gardens include residential, condos, townhouses, apartment buildings, and non-residential properties.  This is the first year that our Trillium Program is based on nominations, and it was a great success.  Thanks to our gold and silver sponsors who made advertising possible for this new approach.  There were 110 nominations, 87 nominated gardens and 49 Trillium recipients.

We have listed the addresses on our website, blog and in the news media. This will mean that residents, friends and neighbours can enjoy a self-guided tour of Grimsby’s prettiest summer gardens.

Here are a few of the gardens...they will be posted on the website by the middle of August.







The recognition event is Wednesday, September 14th, at 7:30pm at Grimsby Town Hall.  We will be showcasing nominated and Trillium recipient garden owners and gardens. A social gathering with treats and coffee/tea etc will be part of the evening. 


For further information on the Grimsby Garden Club and 2016 Trillium Program:

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Email:              grimsbygardenclub@outlook.com
Blog:                www.grimsbygardenclub.blogspot.ca
Website:           www.grimsbygardenclub.ca


2016 Trillium Recipients

2 3rd Street,  36 Aspen,  12 Baker Road South,  6 Bal Harbour,  5 Birchpark,  31 Chestnut,  80 Colonial Cres,  60 Conrad Place,  16 Deer Park Court,  260 Dorchester Dr,  24 Driftwood Crt,  60 Driftwood Crt,  41 Elderberry Ave,  45 Elderberry Ave,  34 Elgin,  418 Elizabeth,  9 Elmer,  2 Hazelwood Ave,  4 Inglewood,  14 Jacob's Landing,  19 Lake Street # 3 & #4 Mariner Bay,  93 Lakeside Dr,  59 Lakeview Ave,  88 Livingston - Dental Care,  209 Livingston Avenue,  126 Magnolia Cres,  111 Main St E,  115 Main St E,  93 Main Street West,  135 Main Street West,  169 Main Street West,  9 Mary Drive, Unit 2,  37 McNab Dr,  16 Nelles Blvd,  23 Nelles Road North,  94 Park Road,  142 Peach Tree Lane,  36 St Andrews Ave,  3 Sunnylea Cres,  6 Sunnylea Cres,  82 Terrace Drive,  87 Terrace Drive,  89 Terrace Drive,  94 Terrace Drive,  16 Tulip St,  13 Viking Drive,  34 Wentworth Drive,  472 Woolverton Road