Our mission is the promotion of education to encourage interest and improvement in horticulture, and related environmental issues in the community, along with the beautification of our community. We meet on the last THURSDAY of the month at the Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave at 7:00pm. Membership for $15.00 single, $20.00 family. We are at email@example.com, on Facebook and Instagram!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 speaker 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: