DHS Monthly Program – Optimist Hall
DUNNVILLE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
GRACE UNITED CHURCH
Thursday, May 20, 2010
|Meeting was opened by President Judy Jeffery welcoming all new members.
Acting Secretary Pamela Blanchard for Doris Thomson gave all members handouts of the past minutes of the April 15th 2010 meeting on request of the President. Thank you to Pamela for acting secretary in Doris Thomson’s absence while on vacation.
Treasurer Report given by Teresa Borodyn.
Accepted by Judy Jeffery, Seconded by Ian Steel.
The Niagara Falls 16th annual Garden Walk will be on July 24th, cost of $10. Further information at (905) 374-2104.
Thank you to Kim Christoff and all volunteers involved in making the Home & Garden Show a huge success. It was great exposure to the general public, saying ‘We Are Here… in your community’.
At the show we signed up 25 new members and made sales of 2 t-shirts and 6 aprons.
Plant & Garden Sale
The Executive Committee voted that a donation of $1000 be made towards the Mudcat Festival to aid with the costs of decorations and bands. All committee members present voted in favour of the donation.
The Executive Committee voted that a donation of $1000 be made to Grandview Lodge Nursing Home to help with the costs of the Century gardens. The Grand Opening of the gardens is to be June 28th, 2010 .
Received, a $1000 donation by Scotia Bank. Thank you very much Pat Taylor Van Natter.
Guest Speaker – Monica Dempster.
There was a brief intermission where refreshments were served. Thank you Janice, Maura, Aditza and Betty for the wonderful lunch.
Ways & Means
Karen Waltham submitted info from Vermeer’s ‘From Our Greenhouse to Your Garden’ e-newsletter of May 2010.
Vermeer’s Garden Centre & Flower Shop can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at their Website http://www.vermeers.ca .
The Shaw Garden Tour will be held on June 12th, 2010 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event outside the Valu-Mart located at 166 Queen Street , Niagara On The Lake.
Mudcat Festival Parade
Rose Bush Draw winners are: Mary Lou Johnston, Jan & Regina Loots, Betty & John Ballanger, Mary Ann Phelps, Bob Croft, Chris & Bob Laramine, Kim Christoff, Mary Van Oosten, Gwen Van Natter, and Don Davis.
Rose Bush tip: Ensure when planting to put the graft of the stem under the ground by about 1 inch. They need food. Place epsom salts over the ground around the plant, and chopped banana peels around the bush. Feed your rose bushes well and they won’t get disease or rot. Enjoy the beauty these bushes will bring you.
President Judy Jeffery adjourned the meeting at 9:04 pm.
Doris Thomson, DHS Secretary