AUGUST NEWSLETTER, 2010.
While passing the corner of Lock and Queen Streets, remember to check out our NEW WATER FOUNTAIN, that has been planned and paid for by our Society. Lovely display for our town.
If you have a computer, check out also our SOCIETY’S WEB PAGE with meeting updates and pictures of our attendance in the Garden Walk, Mudcat Parade and the Plant Sale. Thanks to Ian Steel who is in charge and does such a great job!
Habitat Haldimand, of which we are a member has done a great job this year of distributing 23,700 trees of which 2,200 trees went to our wetland projects. Any students wishing to earn community hours, or to help out, please contact them at;
Saturday September 18th, is DOORS OPEN HALDIMAND COUNTY. Visit the website or email Haldimand Museums for more information or check with your local paper.
“GARDENMAKING” is a new Canadian magazine published quarterly ( 4 issues a year) with the seasons, from Niagara-on-the-Lake. Cost of $19.95 plus $2.59 taxes, total $22.54
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The HALDIMAND BIRD OBSERVATORY has held their 15th spring banding of birds at Ruthven, Cayuga and also Rock Point near Dunnville where the Rock Point Banding Station is located. Baillie Birdathon in support of Haldimand Bird Observatory. See www.rockpointbirdbanding.com under the heading Baillie Birdathon which raised $1200.00 which should return about $900.00 to Haldimand. What a marvellous job that all these volunteers are doing. Plan a visit to one of the stations and show your support or donation for all their work or volunteer sometime.
POWDERY MILDEW A PROBLEM?
This is a common disease of roses, phlox, monarda, etc. Reduce the risk of this and other diseases by giving your plants plenty of room to grow in a sunny location.
Recipe; 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon insecticidal soap (or 1 t dish soap) in gallon of water. Apply at first sign of disease and repeat weekly through the season.
Another great tip from Dennis Fallat is 1 part milk to 7 parts water to control mildew on roses…
For slugs and snails, buy dog flea and tick shampoo. Mix with water and spray on any plants to control chewing insects.
Plan to attend OUR SOCIETY’S POT LUCK SUPPER ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 21ST open to all members. We will have a bountiful display of different foods at our pot luck supper starting at 6:00 p.m. Just bring whatever dish that you prefer. We have employed ladies in the kitchen to help serve and clean up afterwards and serve tea and coffee. Sit down and enjoy lots of assorted desserts after a fantastic meal that have been brought in by various members.
SPECIAL SPEAKER WILL BE DENNIS FALLAT who we all enjoyed so much last year. What a great speaker so full of interesting garden advice. Be sure to have a pen and pencil handy for all his advice, and also to ask questions from this very knowledgeable man.
Kim Christoff in charge of trillium awards will speak on our 15 new trillium award winners and our 2 business awards certificates who are also invited to our Pot Luck Supper and which we hope will purchase a membership into our Society at the cost of $10.00 per person. The main amount of money we receive each year is from the Ontario Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the more members that we have makes for a larger grant. The money received helps us to buy the Trillium casts, have great speakers at our meetings, we also did a great makeover on the Anchor in Wingfield park last year, plant flowers at Floral Clock, in front of Royal Sub on Broad Street and throughout the town of Dunnville. Established a new water fountain at the corner of Lock and Main streets, have a GARDEN TOUR (with free FREE BBQ later), and a great Plant Sale in May. There will be no “Ways and Means” draw but instead we will hold a 50/50 DRAW, tickets cost $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and Mary McKinny will be in charge of this. Buy a ticket and help support our Society! Look for Don Davis, greeting everyone at the door with his pet 6-year-old green winged macaw, Luna., who just loves to socialize and meet people. The elevator will also be available so you won’t have to climb any stairs. Be sure to attend this festive night and friendly get together!
Congratulations to our new treasurer of the Dunnville Horticultural Society Kim Christoff!
Next executive meeting will be Thursday September 9th at 7:00 p.m. at Dunnville Chamber of Commerce
Next regular meeting will be Thursday September 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Grace United Church . Special speaker will be Karen Vermeer of Vermeer’s Garden Shop in Welland . The topic will be patio container planting. You won’t want to miss this speaker!
Secretary, Doris Thomson – 905-774-6730 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any interesting bits of advice for our monthly newsletter please contact me.
SECRETARY, DORIS THOMSON.