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There was a large turnout at the meeting on April 1 to hear Jon Todd's most interesting and very informative talk on honey bees. Our next meeting on May 6th is our Spring Flower Show with Speaker Gary Westlake speaking on "Garden Art for Cheapskates." If you are entering in the show please have your entries labeled and placed between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the latest.
May 17th is the Club's annual plant, bake and yard sale. Donation of plants, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Proceeds from this sale are used towards plantings around the area. A large project the Club is currently undertaking is the Museum gardens.
A bus trip is being planned on July 10, to the Prince Edward County area where we will visit gardens, tour the quaint town of Bloomfield and a visit to The Lavender Fields in Hillier. We had twenty-five people sign up for this trip at the April meeting, so from all accords this trip will fill up in no time. More information and cost will be announced at the May meeting, or you can call Shirley to book your seat for the trip.
Please join us at the Nestleton Hall on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., all will be most welcome. For more information on any of the above topics, please call Shirley at 905-986-5330 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SCUGOG: There are a few more harbingers of Spring aside from the Robin, I have seen the Red Wing Blackbird at my Feeders in March. Glory of the Snow (chionodoxa) and Snowdrops (galanthus) will poke their heads through the snow. A pleasant sight after a cold snowy winter.
But the biggest harbinger of them all is the opening meeting of the Pine Ridge Garden Club in March after a two month hiatus. Your Board of Directors has been busy these two months planning and organizing the monthly meetings which are listed below.
March 4 - Pot-luck supper, Irwin Smith on Orchards and Winery.
April 1 – Jon Todd, Get the Buzz on Bees
May 6 - Spring Flower Show, Gary Westlake, Garden Art for Cheapskates
June 3 – Nicola Warnock, Why Alpine Troughs are a Good Thing
July 8 - Flower, Rose & Vegetable Show, Anita Vincente-Pereira mixed borders
Aug. 5 - Hazel Cook from Blossom Hill Nursery, Grow Delphiniums with Success
Sept. 2 - Fall Flower & Vegetable Show, Bryan Mailey, Growing Garlic
Oct. 7 - Dessert Night, Charlie Dobbin, How to Garden in a Changing World.
Nov. 4 - Karen Meyer, From the Ground Up, Seasonal Arrangements
Dec. 2 - Annual General Meeting, Christmas pot-luck, Craft Sale, Entertainment by the S. A. Cawker School Choir, Awards Night and Election of Officers.
Please cut out the above for a handy reference. All are most welcome to attend a meeting as a guest with the option of joining.
Our usual March trek to Canada Blooms is on Wednesday, March 19, a good way to chase away those winter blahs. $45 pays for the bus, Canada Blooms and The Home Show. Seats are going fast, so if you wish to go please call Shirley soon.
Membership for ten great meetings and a good social time is $15 single and $20 for a family. We meet at the Nestleton Hall, Hwy. 7A in Nestleton at 7 p.m., pot-lucks begin at 6:30pm. For more information, please call Shirley at 905-986-5330 or email@example.com