NewsFlash April 2015
by NewsFlash April 2015
April Speaker: David Culp
David’s interest in Bonsai began in '58 with an article in Popular Mechanics when he read an article about a “Matchstick Forest”. David describes Bonsai as a combination of art and horticulture. He has six completed Bonsai and is playing with 150 plants that he hopes to become Bonsai. These are left out all year. David is a member of the Niagara Bonsai Society.
Topic: The Beauty and Art of Bonsai
Bonsai is an ancient Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Although thousands of years old, the tradition did not come to the West until after the second world war and has become an increasingly popular hobby. Join us for a primer on the cultivation and care of these lovely plants. Learn about the stock available, the soil, tools and containers suitable for bonsai. David encourages our members to bring their Bonsai and any questions they may have on the Art Form.
The Photography Show and Competition is part of our April meeting with entries starting at 6:15pm in the Library at the Seniors’ Centre.
1. “Solitary Beauty”- Portrait of a single bloom
2. “Autumn Interest”
3. “Kitchen Harvest” - Edible
4. “Little Fellows” - Insect(s) or Bird(s)
5. “A Garden Scene”
6. “It’s Up to You” - Member’s Choice
Check out the rules on our blog or website. Contact Marilyn Cornwell 905-309-0306 for information.
Upcoming Events and News:
Our Annual Plant Sale – May 30th, 2015 9:00am till Noon or sold out
Our annual plant sale will be at the Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby. It’s time to start looking at what can be divided and potted up for the sale – your wonderful garden plants make it all possible. You may have perennials, shrubs, small trees, herbs, vegetables, bulbs, day lilies and house plants to contribute. Contact Beth Sommers at 905-945-1033 to volunteer, to get help digging, to be a drop-off location, and for more information.
Home and Garden Show – April 17th & 18th, 2015
Get the dirt from the Grimsby Garden Club. Drop in at our booth with your questions and ideas. New and renewing members are eligible to enter the raffle for a gardener’s gift basket. Peach King Centre, Grimsby. Friday 4pm – 8pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm. Admission is free.
Ontario Horticultural Association District Annual General Meeting - Saturday April 25, 2015. Hosted by the Lincoln Garden Club. The theme is Spring at Balls Falls’ and speakers include Lester Fretz ‘Propagating Plants Profitably’ and Victoria Bick ‘Dundurn Castle and its Kitchen Garden’. There is a floral design, horticultural, display and photography show and competition. Fee is $10.00 and parking is free. Place: Balls Falls 3292 Sixth Avenue, Jordan ON, L0R 1S. Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm. More information at: http://www.gardenontario.org/subdomains/d9/D9_Spring_Annual_Meeting_Schedule%202015.pdf
Whistling Gardens Bus Trip – Saturday June 27, 2015 - $65.00 all inclusive.
Join in the fun and see both Whistling Gardens and Bonnieheath Lavender and Winery Estate. There will be a guided tour of each garden. Lunch on the grounds of Whistling Gardens is included in the fee. This is a co-event with the Lincoln Garden Club. The fee is $65.00 a person via cash or cheque and due at the April meeting to assure your spot.
Beth Sommers and the board of the GGC(2015-06-21)