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News Flash April 2014
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Next meeting - Monday, April 28 7:30 pm


Speaker Dr. Brian Bergman

Brian is a dentist and gardener.  He has grown and hybridized lilies for more than 20 years, and has been involved in the Ontario Regional Lily Society in a number of capacities, including past president. Lilycrest Gardens is his growing and hybridizing field in St. Catharines. He is in the process of introducing his lily hybrids commercially for garden growers.

Lilies - the Orchids of Perennials

Lily hybridization has exploded in the last 50 years - from only hundreds of varieties in the 1950's to more than fifteen thousand today.  This is a visual tour of the most exciting hybrids of today and tomorrow, drawing on examples of past, present and future varieties.  Acquiring and growing lilies takes a little knowledge - a brief overview of the classification of lilies and how to grow them is included. 


Upcoming Events and 50th Anniversary Celebrations:


May 10 - 9:00am until sold out – Grimsby Garden Club Plant Sale   

Let's get ready for the annual plant sale at the Grimsby Seniors Centre, 18 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby. We are looking for items in good condition for our green elephant sale of botanical or horticultural items.  These include art such as paintings or prints, ceramic pots, edging, flags, garden decorations, garden knick knacks, lighting, magazines and garden books, small and medium size tools, stakes and tomato cages, and vases. Please call Donna Tyre 905-309-6106 any time after May 1 to drop off at 60 Driftwood Court just off Baker and Main Street or bring to the April meeting.

We'd like you to help us with plants too.  How can you do this?  You may have perennials, shrubs, small trees, herbs, vegetables, bulbs, day lilies and house plants to contribute.  We have 3 drop-off places. They are: Dave Parkinson - 14 Robinson Street, Donny Tyre – 60 Driftwood Court, Kathy Smart – 28 Driftwood Court. Drop them off ASAP or if you need help digging them, give Donna a call.

Our set-up day is Friday, May 9.  Please consider coming out for some of the fun. Freeman Herbs are donating plants  for your kitchen and we have been growing select vegetables to get you into the ‘eat your own’ experience.  We're planning a few surprises too.  So come and join the garden fun.

To volunteer or to find out more, contact Donna Tyre at 905-309-6106.


May 23 - 6:30pm – Fun with Frankie Flowers

Grimsby Public Library.  Frank Ferragine, co-author with Bryce Wylde of Power Plants – Simple Home Remedies You Can Growwill help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary with an entertaining evening.  This is a joint venture with the Grimsby Author Series.  Tickets $15 will be available at our April 28 meeting and at the Grimsby Library.


Monday June 23 - 1:30 Registration, 50 & Fabulous – A Flower Show

Grimsby Senior Centre.  Public Viewing 7:30pm.  Our annual flower show is open to all residents of the Town of Grimsby and to all OHA members.  Join us.  Bring an entry, or just come and enjoy.


Saturday July 5 – 10:00 to 4:00 - Grimsby Garden Tour

Reserve the date to tour ten wonderful Grimsby gardens for only $15.00.  More information on tickets and gardens coming up next month.  Volunteers are still needed.



More News:


Remember to bring unused garden-related items for our monthly raffle/sale table.  We would appreciate your books, unused decorative plant pots, small tools and other garden items at the next meeting.


Garden Events Coming up:


Rice Road Greenhouse Horticulture Day.  Rice Road has announced their annual Horticulture Society Day.  They are hosting it on Tuesday May 6, 2014.  If you bring in a valid 2014 OHA/GGC membership card you will receive 25% off of all plant goods that day.  Their annual Open House is on Saturday May 3.  Find out more at


Help Save Lincoln's History.  If you have any deeds, diaries, documents, family histories, letters, local histories, maps, old pictures, photographs, scrapbooks, etc. regarding Lincoln - please contact The Lincoln Archives at 905-562-4242 or email   

108th Ontario Horticultural Association Annual General Meeting & ConventionJuly 17 to July 20, 2014 at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario. 



Happy 50th Everyone!

Wendy Fletcher and the directors of the GGC



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