Find out what the Grimsby Garden Club is doing. Our mission is to help beautify Grimsby, Ontario. We meet on the last Monday of the month at the Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave at 7:00pm for social time. Become a member for $15.00 single, $20.00 family. Our president is Stephen Hargrave and you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org - You can check us out on Facebook and Instagram!
Join our Zoom Meeting on July 27th Gardens of Magic and Mystery by Marilyn Cornwell
Meeting starts at 6:30pm with social time. Presentation at 7pm. Be prompt as you won't be able to join after 7pm.
Join Marilyn Cornwell to explore the garden themes of magic and mystery. You'll find out about secrets, deceptions, fantasy, surprises and even the surreal, unknown and spiritual. You'll visit North American public gardens to see what they've done to bring mystery to the garden experience - Longwood, Butchart and Chihuly, Bok Tower, and more. Find out what makes for magic and mystery in the garden and how to make it come alive in your garden. There are lots of ideas for you to add surprise, charm and delight to your own garden.
On the bottom left corner of the pop up screen you will see a picture of a microphone and a video camera. Click on the microphone to mute/unmute your line and on the video to see the presentation. For social time, unmute your line to participate in conversation.
At 7pm the presentation will start. Turn your audio off to eliminate background noise, otherwise, everyone will hear you, over the presentation.
At the end of the meeting there will be Q&A so turn your audio back on!
There are over 200 gardens nominated for trilliums this year - a record! 24 volunteers helped deliver letters and judge gardens in the hot summer sun - thank you! Winning garden owners will be notified late July/early August. The awards presentation will be via Zoom meeting on Sep 16. Details to follow. Hold the date!
Garden of the Month: May to September
The Garden of the Month began about seven years ago when Beth Sommers and Wendy Frank wanted to feature some of our lovely Grimsby gardens on our website and in the local papers. They choose a different area of Grimsby each month for their garden selection from May to September. Their choices, although following the guidelines of the Trillium Awards, are not quite as stringent as they just enjoy finding interesting gardens that show the gardeners‘ enthusiasm and love of gardening. Winning gardens are chosen based on their criteria for curb appeal, colour, and maintenance and on those whose beauty catches their eye on their walks through Grimsby. This year’s winners are: May - 303 Lake St, Jun. - 2 Laurence Ave., Jul. - 38 Inglewood Cres.
Can you spare some time to help with any of these initiatives?
Delivering Trillium "thank you for participating" letters to the nominated residences late July / early August. This is a great way to get out and about and see beautiful gardens. Deliver by walking or biking or by car. Letters will be grouped by area, so no long traveling. Contact Susan Rigato at email@example.com if you can help.
Elm St Garden Bed Weeding: Anyone interested in volunteering to weed our beds on Elm Street beside the Balsam Street Parking Lot is welcome to do so at any time. Go with a friend and chat as you weed. If you would like to schedule your time please text or email Mary with your preferred weeks. 905.309.9624 or firstname.lastname@example.org
McNally Housegarden maintenance: There are 5 fairly large gardens so we are seeking about 10 volunteers who can weed approximately 2 hours every other week, at your convenience. It’s a beautiful setting and supportive and caring work. Contact Betty Repa if you can help.
Winona Gardens, one of our donors, has asked for help sorting pots. The sorted pots are donated to Hamilton recycling. Contact Liza Fuller at email@example.com for more information.
Despite the difficult times we find ourselves in, spring has arrived and we can take pleasure from the warmer weather and the joy of gardening. Sadly, with Town facilities closed until at least mid May, our April meeting is cancelled as well as the annual Plant sale that was scheduled for May 16th at the Livingston Activity Centre.
Annual Plant Sale - Plan B
Fear not. As plants become available thru donations from local nurseries, we will offer them to members, family and friends thru email and facebook notices, with pre-arranged curbside pick-up and delivery. This process worked well with the sale of Tulips and Easter Lilies over the past few weeks. The board will look to reschedule the annual plant sale when we are on the other side of the pandemic as we'd like to get members' garden plants to each other in the spirit of sharing and caring.
This event is a "go" and preparations are underway. The nomination period is June. Judging will take place 2nd week of July. Winners will be contacted late July. Mark your calendar for the awards ceremony on Sep 16, 2020 at Town Hall and don't forget to nominate your favourite gardens! More information at http://www.grimsbygardenclub.blogspot.com on the "Trilliums" tab.
July 27 Field Trip to Vineland Estates Winery!
Please join us for free tour and tasting at Vineland Estate Winery on July 27, 2020 3pm. If social distancing practices don't allow this outing, the alternate date is August 31, 3pm. Please RSVP to Stephen Hargrave by phone 905-975-5473 or email StephenHargrave55@gmail.com