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 firstname.lastname@example.org