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General Meetings 2017:

MEETING LOCATION:  Caledon Seniors Recreation Centre, 7 Rotarian Way, Bolton, Ontario, L7E 1Y2 in the Egan Room (accessible). Google map 

All meetings start promptly at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

MEETINGS 2017  (3rd Tuesday)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Topic: The Body Language of Trees - Part 2
Speaker: Owen Goltz

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Topic: Urban Potager
Speaker: Kathleen Gorsline - Master Gardener

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Topic: Gardens that Pop in the Shade
Speaker: Ken Brown

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Topic: Fusion Landscaping
Speaker: Gino Piscelli - Region of Peel

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Topic: Save the Pollinators (tentative)
Speaker: Jane Binions - Armstrong & Blackbury Horticultural Products

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Topic: Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies
Speaker: Diana Wilson - TRCA

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Topic: Invasive Species in Southern Ontario
Speaker: Stephen Smith, ISA Certified Arborist, Urban Forest Associates Inc.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Topic: The Recycled or Repurposed Garden
Speaker: Frank Kershaw

PAST MEETINGS 2016  (3rd Tuesday)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Topic: Greening Your Grounds with Native Plants
Speaker: Cameron Richardson, TRCA

 Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Topic: Peonies - The Imperial Flower 
Speaker: Diane Pooke

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Topic: All Potted Up - Summer Containers 
Speaker: Heinke Thiessen

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Topic: Sectre Lives of Plants 
Speaker: Shannon Wood

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Topic: Gardening Tips for Fall 
Speaker: Marjorie Mason

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Topic: Beauty, Diversity and Low Maintenance in Your Spring Garden
Speaker: Bill Andrews

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Topic: Fusion Landscaping
Speaker: Gino Piscelli, Region of Peel

Tuesday, November15, 2016

Topic: Body Language of Trees
Speaker: Owen Gotz



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Topic: Greening Your Grounds
Speaker: Cameron Richardson, TRCA

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Topic: No Fuss Backyard Fruit
Speaker: Steven Biggs, Author No Guff Vegetable Gardening

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Topic: Rocks, Blocks & Wood
Speaker: Sean James, Fern Ridge Landscaping

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Topic: Unusual Container Plants
Speaker: Brenda Heenan

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Topic: Garden Pests and Widlife Problems & Solution
Speaker: Paul Oliver, Urabn Nature Store

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Topic: From Meadow to Woodlot in 40 Years: An Ecological Journey
Speaker: Bill Andrews, Professor emeritus Envirinmental Science, OISE

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Topic: Plants for the Connoisseur Gardener
Speaker: Marion Jarvie

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Topic: From Snapshot to Great Shot; Explorations in Garden & Flower Photography
Speaker: Marilyn Cornwell

PAST MEETINGS 2014 INFO in reverse chronological order:

November 18, 2014
Topic: Garden Dreams & Good Design - whether you're expanding or downsizing the garden, good design & careful plant selection will ensure you have year round interest.
Speaker: Heinke Thiessen 

October 21, 2014
Topic: Small Bulbs for Early Spring Colour - while waiting for showy tulips and daffodils to bloom, you can enjoy a myriad of small spring flowers that add colour to your garden in late winter and early spring.
Speaker: Brenda Heenan

September 16, 2014
Topic: A New Kind of Gardener = Ecosystem Gardening - gardening with native plants, conserving soil & rainwater and gardening for invertebrates
Speaker: Carol Dunk

August 19, 2014
Topic: Growing Orchids - learn techniques that take the mystery out of growing these reliable, flowering plants
Speaker: Terry Kennedy

June 17, 2014
Topic: The Wonder of Insects in the Garden - seen through the macroscopic lens of a curious gardener's camera, insects are awesome!
Speaker: Malcolm Geast

May 20, 2014
Topic: Tallgrass Prairie - An Endangered Ecology- Native grasslands, also known as tallgrass prairies, are some of the most endangered ecological communities in Canada.  Once covering a significant part of southern Ontario’s landscape, less than 3 percent of the original extent remains. As these highly diverse communities themselves are rare and threatened so too are many of the wildlife species which depend on these communities for their survival.
Speaker: Dan Barcza, Tallgrass Ontario

April 15, 2014
Topic: Vertical Vegetables - techniques for producing as many vegetables as possible in a rather confined space.
Speaker: Ken Brown

March 18, 2014
Topic: Ash Trees at Risk - Emerald Ash Borer
Speaker: L.E.A.F. Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests

 PAST MEETINGS 2013 INFO in reverse chronological order:

Nov 19 AGM
Topic: Creating Indoor Garden Areas & Eco- Friendly Plants
Speaker: Sheila Doris  

Oct 15
Gardening for the Birds
Speaker: Cass Stabler, Healthy Yards Program Coordinator, TRCA

Sep 17
Plants I Love to Grow
Speaker: Brenda Heenan

Aug 20
Plant your Spectacular Garden Now
Speaker: Dugald Cameron, Gardenimport Inc

Jun 18
Flower Arranging Demonstration
Speaker: Gera Koster

May 21
Growing Common & Exotic Culinary Herbs
Speaker: Koidu Sulev, Richters Herbs

Apr 16
4 Seasons of a Well Groomed Garden
Speaker: Sheilagh Crandall, MsPlants

Mar 19
Proud of my Pruning
Speaker: Sean James, Fern Ridge Landscaping 

PAST MEETINGS 2012 INFO in reverse chronological order:

Tuesday, Nov 20 AGM
Topic: Holiday decorating demos & advice
Speaker: Win Mellor Hay

Tuesday, Oct 16
Topic: Native Plant Gardening
Speaker: Cynthia Brown, Program coordinator, TRCA Healthy Yards

Tuesday, Sep 18 
Topic: There are no house plants
Speaker: Ken Brown
Fall Flower Show

Tuesday, Aug 21
Topic: Let’s talk lilacs
Speaker: Bruce Peart, Former curator, RBG

Tuesday, May 15 
Topic: Gorgeous Gardens with less Water
Speaker: Charlie Dobbin, Garden Solutions

Tuesday, Apr 17 
Topic: Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects
Speaker: Lorraine Roberts, Plant Paradise

Tuesday, Mar 20 
Topic: Gardening with Mychorrizae
Speaker: John Renaud, Halton Master Gardeners

Tuesday, Feb 21
Topic: History of kitchen gardens
Speaker Lynne Marie Sullivan, Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners

PAST MEETINGS 2011 INFO in reverse chronological order:

November 22nd, 2011
Annual General Meeting, Pot Luck Supper, Photo Show
BDHS Annual Reports
Financial Report
Election of Directors for 2012

October 25th, 2011
Guest Speaker: Deanna Koop & Barb Imrie   
Topic: Albion Hills Community Farm

August 23rd, 2011
Guest Speaker: Andre Flys of Pioneer Brand Honey & Nuts
Topic: Pollinators and Their Importance

May 24th, 2011
Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Stewart, Master Gardener
Topic: Urban Potager
Spring Flower Show

April 26th, 2011
Guest Speaker: Natasha Gonsalves, Toronto & Region Conservation
Topic: Wildflowers & the Threat of Invasive Species

March 22nd, 2011
Guest Speaker: David Tomlinson of Merlin's Hollow
Topic: The Making of Merlin's Hollow

February 22nd, 2011
Guest Speaker: Lorraine Mennen, Pathways to Perennials
Topic: How to Design A Specialty Garden

PAST MEETINGS 2010 INFO in reverse chronological order:

December 1st, 2010
Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker: Paul Oliver - Urban Naure Store
Topic: Helping Birds in Winter
Financial Report
Election of Directors for 2011

November 3rd, 2010
Pot Luck Supper & Awards Night
BDHS Annual Reports
Members Survey for 2011
Photo Show

October 6th, 2010

August 4th, 2010
Guest Speaker: Clement Kent
Topic: Where the Wild Things Are" about making beautiful habitat for endangered species in your gardens and parks
Summer Flower Show
Theme: Sunrise, Sunset
4 Designs and 14 cultural classes

May 5th, 2010
Guest Speaker: Stephanie Morris
Topic: Garden Design
Spring Flower Show Theme: Balance
4 Designs and 10 cultural classes

April 17th, 2010
Special meeting in conjunction with the Caledon Chamber of Commerce's Caledon Home Show.  Featuring:
Guest speakers: Brenda Heenan on "Gardening Basics"
                      Lorraine Flanigan on "Planting a Container"
Master Gardeners information desk
Kids Corner - Plant a pansy to take home
Mini Flower Show (click here for more details)
Door prize draws at 2:45 pm and 3:45 pm (winner must be present to receive prize)
Sales table: T-shirts, gently used gardening books & magazines

March 3rd, 2010
Show & Tell "Making New Plants from Old" demo
Guest Speaker: "A Garden for All Seasons"  Heinke Zemancik-Thiessen

Last Updated: 2018-02-27