201501 garden view - Ontario Horticultural Association


201501 garden view - Ontario Horticultural Association
P e l h a m H o rt i c u lt u r a l S o c i e t y
of the
S pring , 2015
Annual Plant, Lawn and Bake Sale
After this long, cold winter, we now are able to dig up and pot up our extra plants
for our May 23 – Plant, Lawn and Bake Sale. Lots of fun and fund-raising, too!
To make our bake sale run smoothly, and maintain food safety standards, we will
supply new food-safe plastic containers for your baked goods, such as muffins,
tarts and cookies etc. Please contact Trish Rybski if you need some.
Other larger items should be securely wrapped in new plastic wrap or zip lock
bags. Please price your items at a fair price.
Monthly Meetings
Usually 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Pelham
Public Library, Fonthill Branch, 4th Monday
of the Month
Saturday, May 23,
Annual Plant, Lawn and Bake Sale
Royal Canadian Legion, Reg. Rd. 20,
Fonthill, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Rain or Shine.
May 25, General Meeting
Renata Damm, J & J Florists
Topic: Basic Floral Design
May - Community Planting
Fonthill Legion, Fonthill and Maple
Acres libraries (Date and time: TBA)
June 22, Evening Garden Walk –
Four Gardens in Pelham
Meet at the library at 6:30 p.m. for list
of gardens. Free for Members.
Non-members $10.00. Refreshments to
follow at the home of Sandra Cruzo
July 3-5 OHA Convention 2015
Where: Ancaster
Theme: Summer in the Southern Tier
Daffodil Tea
Wed., April 29, 2-3:30 pm
St John’s Church Hall, Carleton St., Thorold
Tea tables • Bake table • Music • Draws
A joint effort of Thorold churches assisted by
the Thorold Garden Club to raise funds for
the Niagara Regional Cancer Society.
We need your daffodils –
Get them to the hall by 9 or call Barb Berry
Thorold Garden Club
May Meeting and Plant Sale
These two ferns are from the same garden. Both have good roots and new growth. It takes a few
extra seconds to throw some new soil on top and discard the unpleasant dead grass and any small
weeds when potting up for the plant sale.
Photos by Laura Masterson
Wednesday, May 20, Plant Sale 6:00-7:30
Holy Rosary Hall, 35 Queen St. S., Thorold
General Meeting will begin at 7:30
Speaker George Scott – Update on Bees
Ontario Horticultural
Association, District 9
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Hello Everyone,
We are planning an excursion to the Lilac Festival at the
Royal Botanical Gardens. Here are the details:
When: Wed., May 20, 2015
Time: Bus leaves the Virgil Arena at 8:00 am with one stop
in St. Catharines. (Two places for pick up)
A guided tour of the Lilacs, followed by a light lunch at the RBG.
On the return trip we will stop at a Garden Centre to do serious
damage to our wallets, arriving back to Virgil at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00 (includes bus, tour and lunch)
$55.00 for non-members
We hope some of you will be able to join us and we would
love to have you along. And heaven knows we will need a shot
of fresh flowers by then.
Please direct your questions and cheques to Donna Carter
OR: Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society, P.O.Box 734,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON , L0S 1J0
We're hoping to have confirmations by the end of this
month. Look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, Marla Percy, Co-President
Photo and article by Laura Masterson
I look forward to fresh, local asparagus this time of year.
In the Niagara area, it is harvested Mothers’ Day to Fathers’ Day.
For a few weeks, an unlimited supply grew in our garden when we
were growing up and the kids always cut it. Asparagus with cheese
sauce on toast - YUM! We put some in the freezer in those days
when imported asparagus was not available year round.
In the garden, asparagus needs full sun, plenty of fertilizer/
compost and a PH of 6.5 - 7.5. Plant seeds or crowns (crowns
pictured at left above) in trenches that are 15 cm deep (at the
top of the crown) and 3-6 per metre. Seeds are easy to start and
less expensive than crowns but it will be an extra year before
harvesting. In two or three years, cut a few stalks for two weeks
and the year after, you can pick every day or so for six weeks.
Asparagus has very few problems with pests.
There are male and female plants (which have seeds). The
male plants have a higher yield, fewer problems and live longer.
You cannot tell them apart until they are mature. Sterile hybrids
are available which are male-only.
In the fall, the asparagus ferns look stunning in a bouquet.
The Pelham Horticultural Society website is back up and
running. Thank you to Richard Knight for setting it up.
Historical Documents
Marjorie Tuck is organizing minutes and treasurers’
reports forward from 1968 for preservation by the
Pelham Historical Society. These records should be
itemized and held in one place before they disappear.
What is particularly useful are the membership lists to
use to award members’ pins for long-standing
Marjorie has previously worked in Records Services
and knows the importance of historical documents so
that is where the idea for the project came from.
To send news items and pictures for the next issue,
please contact Laura Masterson by June 12, 2015