Flamborough Horticultural Society
Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 16th, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Tara Nolan on "Why Raised Beds Rule"
There are multiple benefits to building raised bed gardens, from covering up poor soil, to providing better accessibility, to extending the growing season. You can place raised beds almost anywhere, whether you have a big yard, a small space or a balcony (in a smaller version, of course). This talk will address all those benefits and provide some inspiration for building your own raised bed. Not handy? No problem! You can still have a raised bed even if you don't want to pick up a hammer. You’ll also learn where to put your new raised bed, what soil to use and what to plant—edibles, as well as ornamentals for the pollinators!
Flower Show Competition: "Inside Out"
Bring in your favourite house plant. No larger than a 12" pot.
Monthly Meeting location:
St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Parish Hall, 715 Centre Road, Waterdown.
Parking is available at the back of the church. The Parish Hall is to the left of the back entrance of the church. Wheelchair accessible.
If you are interested in attending these, please send an email to the Flamborourgh Horticultural Society at email@example.com.
Please come out and join us!
Everyone is welcome.
Membership is only $15
Meetings occur on the third Wednesday of the month (Jan - Jun, Sep - Nov).
Note that no meetings are held in July, August or December.
September From the Garden Shed
by Kathy Steel
From the Garden Shed
I happen to be a fan of older homes with lots of built-in character. But with the wisdom of by-gone architects also comes the short-sightedness of their landscaping counterparts. Such front yards are easily identified by monstrous evergreens that seem to swallow up the house. The first step in taming these gardens usually involves a truck, chain, and tire marks in the lawn. <