Saturday, 9 April 2016

Grimsby Garden Club News Flash April 2016

Grimsby Garden Club News Flash 
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 are wrapping 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.

Facebook
Facebook
Website
Website
Email
Email


Meeting Monday April 25th, 7:00pm

Rob Howard speaks on Nine Things He Learned from Other People's Gardens

Rob Howard is a family man who lives and gardens in Hamilton. He's been garden columnist at The Hamilton Spectator for more years than he likes to admit – more than 25 years - and has been organizer of the highly successful Hamilton Spectator Open Garden week for 23 of those.

He loves visiting other people's gardens and in the last few years has been able to visit gardens farther afield as he escorted garden tours to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, France and Holland and Belgium. Last year, he led  a trip out west to see the public and private gardens of Banff, Vancouver and Victoria.  Rob retired – except from his garden writing -- last fall and says the best part of that is spending more time in his, and other people's gardens. His talk is about things he's learned in some of those gardens.

Fun with Flowers

Wednesdays May 4, 11, 18, 25
7:00-9:00pm at the Pump House, 447 Elizabeth Street, Grimsby, ON

Contact Beth Sommers 905-945-1033 for registration and further class information.

Lil Haworth

Lil is a Grimsby Garden Club member.  She is an  accomplished, accredited floral design judge with a wealth of experience in designing and teaching. 
Fun with Flowers - Learn Design
You will learn  interesting floral display techniques, such as parallel type designs, casual mass designs, non-traditional table centres and hand-held flower bouquets. Lil will also teach you techniques and tricks for preparing plant material. 

Class Fee
$70.00 (includes plant materials for first class hand-held bouquet). 

Home and Garden Show 
The Grimsby Garden Club will have a booth at the home and garden show on Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th.  Please stop by the booth and say hello.  Bring a friend and have them join the Club. 


Plant Sale Date Revision - May 7th
The revised Plant Sale date is Saturday May 7th starting at 9:00am until noon or sold out at the Livingston Activity Centre on Main Street.  Set up is on Friday May 6th starting at 4:00pm.  



Pots Please - Potting Up Session April 26th 1:00-4:00pm
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 
cookingpetie@yahoo.ca or phone 905-945-2494. He'll arrange a digging up session.