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District 9 encompasses the Niagara peninsula from Grimsby to Niagara Falls. As well, it includes the Dunnville Horticultural Society located in Haldimand County. There are thirteen societies in the District.

 In District 9, we garden in a variety of conditions ranging in Zones from 5 to 6. Some areas are quite sheltered and many exotic plants are grown here by adventurous gardeners.

We have two meetings per year, one being our AGM in the spring and the other the Fall Forum, usually held on the last Saturday in September. Both meetings have speakers and flower shows. Information and schedules are available under "Spring AGM and Fall Forum".  Additionally, we hold a Presidents' Meeting on a  Saturday mid November. Information is passed along at this meeting concerning events, Annual Reports etc.

District 9 also donated $400 to the Niagara Region Science Fair. Judging took place on Saturday March 25, 2017. An entire day was spent judging projects. The quality of these projects made it very hard to decide on winners. On Wednesday March 29, 2017, presentations were made at an awards ceremony. Of note, we have received thank you cards from all of the recipients who were chosen by District 9.

In 2017 our AGM was held on April 29 at Wesley United Church in Welland. Our morning speaker was Margaret Tanaszi president of Port Colborne Garden Club who who spoke on the benefits of using native plants to attract pollinators. Our afternoon speaker was Ken Brown well know for his knowledge on utilizing small spaces and vertical gardening.  This proved to be a fun day with lots of camaraderie and just plain fun! 

In the Fall of 2016, District 9 hosted a Breakfast meeting with Paul Zammit as our guest speaker. Paul's enthusiastic presentation on Creating Biodiversity in the Home Garden, resonated with our members as well as several guests in attendance. This topic will continue to be a focus for the Ontario Horticultural Association in the coming year. Our Flower Show competition was well done with Niagara Falls Horticultural Society entering 46 entries and thus they were the winners of the Competiton Award.

In the year that District 9 hosted Convention 2012, we sold over 1500 of the 1812 Rose.  It is a red rose and very disease resistant. Palatine Roses in Niagara on the Lake has been the grower for this rose. At this time, sales of the 1812 Rose have been completed. If you have any further questions about the rose, please contact Palatine Roses. There are a few of the roses left for sale. Palatine Roses can be contacted at this website. Palatine Roses. Many thanks to all who supported District 9 in the sale of the rose and especially to the rose committee, who devoted countless hours to the success of this fundraiser.

Margaret Tanaszi, District 9 Director

For information on our site for District 9 Niagara Haldimand please go to this link.

http://d9.gardenontario.org/  

 

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