Your Community Gardening Society

“Where Gardeners come to Bloom”  We meet at the Nestleton Hall the first Tuesday of every month, except for March which will be the second Tuesday, at 7:30pm. There are no meetings in January and February.

Membership is open to anyone who loves learning how to start a garden in any container or plot of land to any seasoned gardener who wishes to expand their knowledge, all in a warm and friendly environment.

For the low price of $20 single membership, $25 family (two adults at the same address) you will get far more out of the meetings with speakers, seasonal gardening tips and more.

Just click on the ”Membership” tab above for our form.

Read up on the events at our club and get some gardening tips – from our own Helen Nicolaou in The Standard, May edition.

This week has inspired many a gardener to flock to the garden centres. A special weekend  for all Mothers and with the long weekend just around the corner we have been in a panic to buy up the colourful planters and annuals to fill our gardens and make the most of our short summer season. But beware; that although the days are bright and warm, the nights are cool. Newly purchased perennials will be fine but the tender annuals and vegetable transplants will be set back and suffer during an unexpected frost. Best to wait till after the May long weekend, possibly even the first week in June for transplanting. As always it depends on your location and microclimate.
The District 17 AGM on Saturday April 29 hosted by the Cannington Horticultural Society and was  held at St Pauls Leaksdale Church was a wonderful day enjoyed by several members of the Pine Ridge Garden Club.
As a first time participant I appreciated all the planning involved in the organization of such a well run event. From the unique table centerpieces, silent auction, the three competition rooms, lovely served lunch and  vendors to amuse us in between the two great speakers. There certainly was no down time.  
Our Team Challenge Display Titled “ Welcome Pollinators” created by Norma Haney, Helen Nicolaou and Shelley Brock earned us an amazing second place ribbon. Shelley  received a Best in Show in The Horticultural class with her superb flowering almond branch. Norma received 2 second place awards in the photography class and Libbi Hood recieved a ribbon in the miniature design class. Congratulations everyone on your efforts. 
Tuesday May 2 at the Nestleton Hall meeting, speaker Joanne Shaw gave us great tips on “How to Design a Low Maintenance Garden” Joanne recommended using the new compact shrubs and perennials  that would be easier to manage in the space created. The Spring Flower Show filled the air at the hall with delicate scents from the many Narcissus and Hyacinth blooms. Delaine Dyer won Best in Show in the Design Class for her line design arrangement, “Understated Elegance” and Helen Nicolaou won Best in Show in the Horticultural Class with her succulent planter. It was wonderful to see entries submitted by new members. Please continue, you did great!
Tuesday June 6 at 7:30 speaker, Leif Peterson photographer will be presenting “Mother Nature What a Show Off”- offering tips on taking not only good pictures, but great ones. Iris are the star for “The June Iris Show” Please check the June Iris Schedule in your yearbook for details regarding proper size requirements, number of stalks, and any extra tips in the OJES booklet for classes where highlighted. All entries must be labelled and submitted between 6 and 6:45. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Remember to Lug your Mug. Guests are always welcome.
Gardeners it’s Here. Come out on Saturday May 20, 8am to 12pm to the Nestleton Hall where the Pine Ridge Garden Club will be holding the “Annual Plant, Bake and Yard Sale Fundraiser”. There will be a great selection of plants, homemade baked goods, yard sale treasures and door prizes. Come early for best selection. See you all there!

Pine Ridge garden Club of Scugog- Where gardeners comes to Bloom

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