Grimsby Garden Club NewsFlash March 2016

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 Renewal
We would like to wrap up  2016 renewals.  Our annual fee is modest at $10 single and $15 family. Our membership chair this year is Ginny Thiessen and you will meet her at the Membership Desk at Monthly meetings.

Monday, March 28th at 7:00pm 
Our meeting is Monday, March 28th and starts with social time. Coffee, tea, and treats will be waiting for you.

Speaker: Claudette Sims
Claudette is a retired educator and has been a member of Halton Region Master Gardeners since 2004. After serving as coordinator of her group, she  was proud to continue working as Zone 5 Director and then president for  Master Gardeners of Ontario.  She loves to attract wildlife to her garden and has increasing knowledge and admiration for our beautiful native plants. Other interests include travelling, line dancing, singing and playing ukulele. Claudette recently discovered she had too much time on her hands so started blogging and tweeting.
Topic:  What's in a Name?
Confused about plant names? Ever wondered who "Paul" is in "Paul's Glory"? Learn the intriguing stories behind plant names and discover the sometimes eccentric people behind those names. Which Victorian “lady” booby-trapped her daffodils to deter bulb thieves and carried a revolver in her handbag? Names will definitely be named!

Plant Sale Date Revision - May 7th
With this early start to spring we've revised the Plant Sale date to Saturday May 7th starting at 9:00am until noon or sold out.  We hold it at the Livingston Activity Centre on Main Street.  Set up is on Friday May 6th starting at 4:00pm.  A Potting Up session is scheduled for April 26th 1:00 - 4:00pm (rain or shine) at Marilyn Cornwell's house at 3 Sunnylea Cres.  Bring your plants and we'll pot and label them attractively for the sale.   Extra pots would be appreciated. If you need help digging up, contact Peter Carr-Locke at or phone 905-945-2494. He'll arrange a digging up session.

District 9 Annual General Meeting April 30th 9:30 - 3:00pm
Sue Lusted is looking for 2 flower show clerks and for volunteers for our District's annual general meeting.

The event includes a judged flower show, catered lunch and afternoon speaker.  The cost is $20 and tickets are available from Sue Lusted who will be at our March meeting.  The event will be at the St. Andrews Church Parish Hall, 7 St. Andrews Ave, Grimsby Ontario. The s
peaker is Lizzie Matheson, a Teacher/Assessor and Demonstrator of Floral Art and Design and a qualified U.K. Accredited Judge. She will demonstrate 3 arrangements.  For more information see the gardenontario description.

Trillium Hill Hanging Pot Planting March 13th 2016 1:00pm
You can see from our picture above that we had a big turnout with almost 30 people digging in the dirt to pot the town hanging baskets.  With approximately 60 pots, we expect Grimsby's downtown will be exceptional this year. 

Constitution and By-Laws
Please input any comments or questions on the constitution to the club by clicking on the email address below.  Member voting on the Constitution will take place in our April meeting.  Click on these links to see the proposed documents:
GGC Constitution and By-Laws
About the GGC Constitution and By-Laws

Trillium Hill Planting of the Town's Hanging Baskets - Sunday 1:00pm

Please join in the planting of the town's hanging baskets!

We're heading to Trillium Hill this coming Sunday, March 13th at 1:00pm. We'll be planting the Town's hanging baskets. Please join us for our first gardening afternoon. Here's a picture of Jim Howden watering the pots last year.

Here's Jim Howden doing the watering last year.  

Trillium Hill is located at 471 Main St. West.  Park at the east side of the greenhouses and enter at the side door.  We'll be there to welcome you.  And remember to allocate a little extra time as we have beverages and snacks afterwards.