Friday, 24 May 2019

Trillium Nominations Start TODAY - May 24th!

TRILLIUMS! TRILLIUMS! TRILLIUMS!
We are very honoured to be partners with the Town of Grimsby in sponsoring the Trillium Program.  The pretty Trillium Award Garden "Stakes" are a tradition, and you will see them in gardens in Grimsby.

Support our great gardeners who are part of making Grimsby beautiful.  Complete a NOMINATION FORM and drop it off to the Reception Desk at the Peach King Centre before June 24th.

You can print the form HERE.

Here are our valued sponsors of this year's Trilliums!


Here are three of our 2018 Trillium recipients.




Friday, 17 May 2019

Plant Sale Thank You



2019
Grimsby Garden Club

Annual Plant Sale 

 

Thank you to all the volunteers and businesses that donated their time and plants to the Plant Sale.

We had an amazing turnout!

Your community support is much appreciated!

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

May 14 - Trillium Nominations Start Next Week

Grimsby Garden Club and the Town of Grimsby

2019 Summer Trilliums Program


NOMINATIONS May 24 - June 24 2019

It seems too early to be out looking at gardens!  Take a peek around and you will see gardens in bloom with flowering magnolias, azaleas and rhododendrons, serviceberries, tulips, daffodils and more.  

Gardeners who make our neighborhoods look beautiful deserve to be recognized.  That’s why the Grimsby Garden Club and the Town of Grimsby sponsor and run this event.  

We recognize and celebrate Grimsby’s outstanding gardens.

Nominations are accepted from May 24, 2019 until June 24, 2019 and should be submitted to: Grimsby Trilliums 2019, Reception Desk, Peach King Centre, 162 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby, ON L3M 4G3




OPEN THE NOMINATION FORM HERE.


Saturday, 11 May 2019

PLANT SALE TODAY - NO TAX!



Our great plant sale starts at 9:00am - we have great deals and no tax!






Monday, 6 May 2019

We need your plants for the Plant Sale!

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Regular meetings are usually the last Monday of the month at 7:00 pm, at the Livingston Activity Centre (18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby). 
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Stephen Hargrave
President Grimsby Garden Club
905 975 5473
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Thursday, 25 April 2019

District Meeting this Saturday, April 27 2019

Ontario Horticultural Association presents the District 9 Spring AGM 2019 
Host:  Grimsby Garden Club
Theme: Getting to Biodiversity

Grimsby Livingston Activity Centre
18 Livingston Avenue 
Grimsby, ON L3M 1K7


Welcome to our 2019 District 9 Spring Forum/Annual General Meeting. This year's theme is Getting to Biodiversity. There are morning beverages and snacks and a wonderful lunch from Grimsby's Fit To Eat, an annual business meeting, two speakers, a full flower show and prize draws.

We have two outstanding speakers: Cathy Kavassalis , Master Gardener and member of the Oakville Horticultural Society, will talk directly to the theme in her presentation, "Pollinator Gardens from the Ground Up", and Sue Clarke Instructor/Curator at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, will explore "The Legacy Garden at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens."
Come to meet and greet your fellow society members in the District, get the latest news and learn a lot from our presenters. We look forward to a great day and hope many of you can join us.

Margaret Tanaszi, Director
OHA District 9

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Bird Friendly Coffee Nesting Tonight!


Station 1 invites you to learn more about how we are connected to coffee growing in Latin America.  Did you know that Grimsby birds winter there?  In the past in Latin America, coffee has been heavily sprayed and fertilized with synthetic fertilizers.  Sprawling massive fields stretch out for miles. While this created high coffee yields it was also devastated the environment and wildlife.  Returning to organic methods and going coffee in concert with a rainforest canopy have resulted in beans with a deeper and richer flavour.  

And how does my Grimsby garden relate to coffee growing? The answer is simple:  many of the birds who live in Latin America in the winter are migratory, also live here in the summer.  These include orioles, tanagers, and warblers. What about hummingbirds? The Indigo bunting? 

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C has identified ecologically sustainable farming methods that provide a welcome habitat for birds. They developed certification standards for making bird-friendly coffee.  One can differentiate between shade-grown, organic, fair-trade and bird-friendly.

Back to our gardens in Grimsby where the hummingbirds, Baltimore Orioles and small warblers make their home in summer.  Our job is to grow native trees and plants, so that they have the insects to feed their young.  

Marilyn Cornwell will help you get started with ten 'super trees' native to our area, and 12 'native perennial flowers' for your gardens.

  

Friday, 19 April 2019

Elm Street Garden Clean Up Date

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SPRING CLEAN UP

AT ELM STREET GARDEN

(ACROSS FROM THE GBF)
 
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24
10 AM  UNTIL  NOON

 
(RAIN DATE APRIL 25)

COME JOIN THE GANG TO TIDY UP OUR GARDEN BEDS