FEBRUARY 2010 NEWSLETTER

WELCOME ALL MEMBERS AND LETS THINK  AHEAD TO THE LOVELY SPRING WEATHER WHEN ALL THIS ICE AND SNOW IS GONE AT LAST. PLEASE NOTICE THAT OUR REGULAR MEETINGS WILL START AT 7:00 P.M. EFFECTIVE NOW.

WE ALSO HAVE OUR OWN SOCIETY WEB PAGE, MAINTAINED BY IAN STEEL AND IT IS

http://dunnvillehortsoc.gardenontario.org/

THIS IS UPDATED ABOUT THE GENERAL MEETINGS AND TIMES ON THE WEB PAGE AND HE HAS ADDED THE DHS AGENDA TO THE “NEWS & EVENTS” TAB OF THE WEBPAGE. THANKS SO MUCH IAN FOR A JOB WELL DONE. GREAT SITE !

CHECK OUT THE WEB SITE  http://www.gardenontario.org   WHICH IS THE HOME OF THE O.H.A. AND PROVIDES INFORMATION, ORGANIZATION AND NETWORKS FOR ONTARIO GARDENERS. THE O.H.A. PUBLISHES A QUARTELY NEWSLETTER AND CONDUCTS AN ANNUAL CONVENTION

FEBRUARY 18, DUNNVILLE HORTICULTURE SOCIETY  MEETING WITH  SPEAKER BOB ALTON OF ALTON GREENHOUSES WILL SPEAK ON FLOWERS AND HANGING BASKETS TO CELEBRATE DUNNVILLE’S 150TH SESQUICENTENNIAL AND COLOUR THEME WILL BE RED, WHITE AND BLUE.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20,  HERITAGE OPEN HOUSE AT DUNNVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, FROM 10:00 A.M. –3:00 P.M. FREE ADMISSIONS,DONATIONS APPRECIATED.

FEBRUARY 22ND,GRIMSBY GARDEN CLUB AT 7:30 P.M. WILL HAVE SPEAKER TOM STATON WILL GIVE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION DEALING WITH THE NIAGARA PENINSULA’S NATIVE PLANTS- HOW TO CARE FOR THEM, WHERE THEY GROW BEST AND THE TYPES OF PLANTS GARDENERS CAN USE. HELD AT GRIMSBY’S SENIOR CENTRE, 18 LIVINGSTON AVE. GRIMSBY.

FEBRUARY 25, HALDIMAND HORTICULTURE SOCIETY, CALEDONIA WILL HAVE SPEAKER MARGARET BOSNYAK ON “DRYING YOUR FAVOURITE PLANTS AND FLOWERS AT 7:30 P.M. AT ST. PAUL’S CHURCH ON ORKNEY STREET, CALEDONIA.

MARCH 12—19 PENNY SALE BY FRIENDS OF THE DUNNVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY,  200 PRIZES. PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE CHILDREN’S DEPT SUMMER READING PROGRAM.

MARCH 20 & 21ST, NIAGARA COLLEGE  ANNUAL “IN YOUR BACKYARD” SPRING EVENT AT  NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE. INCLUDES CULINARY & WINE TASTINGS, MUSIC SPEAKERS, MARKETPLACE, TOURS, DEMONSTRATIONS.

MARCH 26TH WILL FEATURE CALEDONIA GARDEN SHOW.

APRIL 15; SPEAKER JACK KENT OF THE POTTING SHED. JACK HAS HYBRIDIZED A SPECIAL DUNNVILLE LILY THAT WILL BE A TRIBUTE TO DUNNVILLE’S  150TH SESQUICENTENNIAL  AND SOLD AT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUILDING.

APRIL 23 & 24TH WILL BE THE DUNNVILLE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW  AT DUNNVILLE ARENA. SPONSORED BY DUNNVILLE LIONS CLUB.

ARTS DUNNVILLE COMBINED WITH THE DUNNVILLE ROTARY CLUB WILL PRESENT THE TORONTO MENDELSSOHN CHOIR, 160 VOICES IN A TRIBUTE TO DUNNVILLE’S SESQUICENTENNIAL ON  APRIL 17 AT DUNNVILLE SECONDARY SCHOOL AND  WILL FEATURE A PROGRAMME OF LIGHT CLASSIC’S, POP & BROADWAY HITS.

SPRING FORUM WILL BE HELD APRIL 24 IN FORT ERIE WITH SPEAKER KARIN VERMEER FROM VERMEER’S GREENHOUSE IN WELLAND. WE WILL CAR POOL TOGETHER. CONTACT THE PRESIDENT.

MAY 15;  WELLAND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY PLANT SALE AT EXHIBTION GROUNDS, WELLAND.

MAY 22ND WILL BE THE DUNNVILLE HORTICULTURAL PLANT & GARAGE SALE HELD AT GRACE UNITED CHURCH.

MAYOR’S 10TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD FRIDAY JUNE 18, 2010 AT SUNDRIM GOLF COURSE, CALEDONIA  AND OUR SOCIETY HAS BEEM CHOSEN AMONG OTHERS TO PARTICIPATE. INDIVIDUAL GOLFER FEE IS $125.00, TEAM OF 4 IS $500.00 AND DINNER ONLY $30.00   CONTACT HEATHER FLAHERTY AT 905-318-5932 EXT. 241

PELHAM HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY IS FEATURING A PHOTO CONTEST, “CAPTURING NIAGARA” OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF DISTRICT 9. CONTEST STARTS NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 15, 2010.PETER FERGUSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF WELLAND CAMERA CLUB WILL SPEAK MARCH 22 AT MEETING IN THE FONTHILL LIBRARY ON “DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE GARDEN” WHICH WILL SERVE AS THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE PROJECT AND WILL PROVIDE A PRESENTATION OF THE WINNERS AT OCTOBER 25TH MEETING. SEE SECRETARY FOR FORMS OR CONTEST DETAILS ON www.pelhamhortscty.com

TEN ENTRY CLASSES INCLUDE;

“LET’S EAT’EM UP” – EDIBLE PRODUCE GROWING IN A GARDEN

“SCENIC PANORAMA” OVERVIEW OF A GARDEN LANDSCAPE”

“ DON’T KEEP ME IN” – CONTAINER GARDEN OR PLANTER

“TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS”-A SINGLE BLOOM, SPIKE OR SPRAY.

“GARDEN ARCHITECTURE” – STRUCTURE, TRELLIS OR ORNAMENT IN A GARDEN.

“ DISCOVERING THE WATERFRONT”- A WATER GARDEN.

“GARDEN PARTY” –  ANIMALS OR INSECTS WITH PLANTS.

“JUST ADD WATER” – WET PLANTS TOUCHED BY RAIN OR DEW.

“ IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN” –  MOSTLY GREEN FOLIAGE.

“THE WILD ONES” – WILD PLANTS IN A NATURAL SETTING.

YOU MAY ENTER ALL CLASSES BUT ONLY ONE PHOTO PER CLASS.

PHOTOS MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN REGIONAL NIAGARA AND HALDIMAND COUNTY.

SPECIAL “OPEN GARDEN WEEK” WILL BE JULY 23, 24, & 25TH AT “WE’RE IN THE HAYFIELD NOW DAYLILY GARDENS”  4704 POLLARD ROAD, ORONO.

OCTOBER 30TH WILL BE THE ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S MEETING.

REMINDER DUNNVILLE HORTICULTURAL MEMBERSHIP IS NOW DUE FOR 2010 AND OUR TREASURER TERESA BORODYN HAS DESIGNED SOME LOVELY NEW CARDS, SO BE SURE TO GET YOURS NOW!

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COST; SINGLE $10.00    COUPLE; $15.00

MAIL TO ; DUNNVILLE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY,
BOX 274,
DUNNVILLE NIA 12X5

SECRETARY, DORIS THOMSON  

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