NewsFlash March 2015
by NewsFlash March 2015
GGC March 2015
Meeting - Monday, March 30th at 7:00 pm
7:00pm start time. Coffee and refreshments will be available from 7:00pm until 7:30. For you coffee and tea drinkers, it would be great if you could bring your own mug to the meetings to save us some time on clean up. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.
Speaker: Malcolm Geast
Malcolm Geast is the OHA photographer, archivist and serves on the OHA Web Committee. He is fascinated by the world of insects. He has documented this world in miniature in thousands of photographs mostly taken in his own garden.
Topic: Beautiful Bugs
There used to be a time when bugs were the enemy of gardeners. Times have changed. More and more gardeners realize that insects play an invaluable role in a healthy garden. They fill the role of scavengers, breaking down organic matter. They work tirelessly as pollinators. They attract wildlife. Even some of the nastier and more destructive bugs like earwigs and aphids have important roles to play as food sources for birds and other insects. Malcolm’s presentation will give you a whole new appreciation of insects and other miniscule garden critters.
Upcoming Events and News:
March 29 - 1:oopm - Town of Grimsby Hanging Baskets – Rescheduled!
Trillium Hill, 471 Main Street West. Join the group as we plant this year’s baskets. Enjoy a day in the garden ahead of the curve.
The Photography Show and Competition - April meeting. Check out our blog grimsbygardenclub.blogspot.ca for all the information on how to get your pictures ready.
- “Solitary Beauty”- Portrait – single bloom
- “Autumn Interest”
- “Kitchen Harvest” - Edible
- “Little Fellows” - Insect(s) or Bird(s)
- “A Garden Scene”
- “It’s Up to You” - Member’s Choice
Whistling Gardens Bus Trip – Only a few spaces left! 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.
Home and Garden Show – April 17th & 18th, 2015.
Get the dirt from the Grimsby Garden Club. Stop by our booth with your questions and ideas, or check out the main stage for garden speakers. New 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 Annual General Meeting - Saturday April 25, 2015. Hosted by the Lincoln Garden Club. Place: Balls Falls 3292 Sixth Avenue, Jordan ON, L0R 1S
P.O. Box 267, Grimsby, Ontario L3M 4G5
Regular meetings are usually the last Monday of the month at 7:00 pm, at the Seniors’ Centre (18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby).
Happy garden planning,
Wendy Frank and the board of the GGC(2015-06-21)