2018, January Newsletter
by Board of Directors
As I write, a winter wonderland is upon us providing a spectacular view. A fresh snowfall overnight makes everything glisten and clean. This year’s temperatures have been very low, the texture of the snow feels artificial. I know the structure of my gardens but it is always nice to see how Mother Nature can ensure the curves and taller scrubs still can be seen. The rabbit tracks and the missing red berries are a sign that our outdoor friends are still around.
Winter is always a time to look – really look at trees. No leaves but they are still quite beautiful. The dark colour of their trunks and snow-covered branches is in itself stunning.
A walk in the forest allows your body and mind to meld with nature. I think winter can be just as breathtaking as the other seasons if you only stop and look. If you can take the time to get out and about and safely walk your yard, gardens, forest or nearby trails, take advantage of this wonderful time of the year.
We wish all of our members a healthy and happy 2018. If you have not renewed please be sure to do so at our January meeting.
Your Director’s have been hard a work already planning your events for the upcoming 2018. Please consider joining a Committee to ensure we make the best of our Society.
Hosts: Janet Waterfall and Helen Nichol
Refreshments: Lee Vanspronsen, Donna Fraser, Marie Van der Geer
Guest Speaker:Meeting on Wednesday, January 17th, 7:30 pm, social time starts at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Parish Hall, 715 Centre Road, Waterdown, ON. Speaker: 'Rob Howard will present 'The Buffalo You Don't Know.'
Flower Show Competition: "Photography 101"
A special moment caught on your camera in a garden. A 5x7 photo, unframed.
“Just an important note to our members who enter the flower
show competitions—please follow the specifications regarding
each month’s entry or you will be disqualified from the show.
Thank you for your cooperation."
New Members: During the November meeting, we are happy to announce that three people joined our group. They are JC Goyens, Bob Wilt and Helen Dearden. We will have lots to keep you interested in 2018.
Question & Answer period: If you have any plant related questions to be discussed at the meeting, please
submit them in writing prior to the meeting.
District 6 & OHA Events:
District 6 Spring Breakfast Haldimand Feb 24, details to be announced.
Join us, where “Spring is Simply Grand!” at the 2018 District 6 AGM and Flower Show. Saturday April 14th 2018 at the South Dumfries Community Centre, upstairs (with elevator access). 7 Gaukel Rd, St. George ON. 8:00 am – 1:00 pm . Guest speaker Susan Suter “How to Grow Flower Designers”. Tickets available at the door for $15. Hosted by the St. George Garden Club, Glen Morris Horticultural Society, Lynden Horticultural Society. http://www.gardenontario.org/…/D6%202018%20Spring%20Worksho…(2018-02-23)