Monday, September 27, 2010

Upcoming meeting and Daylily Sale

Just a reminder of the upcoming meeting tonight Sept 27th at 7:30Pm. This evening will be at the Mel Lloyd Health Centre. Wayne Townsend will be speaking on "Historic gardening in Dufferin county." We hope to see you there.

There will be a variety of day lilies for sale $5 per plant, 5 for $20 or 10 for $35. Please arrive before the meeting for the best selection.

Here is the list of the ones that will be there :
Sammy Russell - Rust/red with yellow throat
Palace Pearls - Lavender and pale mauve bi-tone with cream throat
Frans Hall - Rust/orange and yellow bi-t0ne
My Ways - Ruffled deep red with yellow-green eye
Country Comfort - Yellow with green throat
Rum Red - Rusty red with yellow line
Outward-Bound - Rose with green throat
June Bug - Golden Yellow with burgundy eye
there are a very few Ice Cap and Snowy Apparitions as well

Click here to see a picture of some of them.

Also please remember to bring your photo contest entries if you are planning on entering. Tonight is the last night for those entries.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Garden to Visit

This Sunday September 26th 10am - 4pm is your last chance to visit Brian Bixley's garden this year.

This is a great garden out in the country with some fabulous views.
Here is a picture of one of the flowers that is in bloom right now.

Clematis rehdereana - photo by Brian Bixley

Plan on making it a day - some great restaurants in the area are "The Globe Hotel" at Rosemont - 705-435-6981, "Mrs. Mitchell's" in Violet Hill - 519-925-3627, "On Your Forks" in Mansfield - 705-435-4242, "Jelly Craft Bakery" in Shelburne - 519-925-1824

He is located at 547231 8th side-road, East of the 1st line east in Mulmur. You can reach him at 519-925-5577 or

Friday, September 10, 2010

Plant Sale - Sat Sept 18 - 9 to 12

Looking for some new plants for your garden?
Join us on Sept 18th from 9am - noon for some great deals.
Location: Dufferin Mutual Insurance 712 Main St. E. Shelburne

Each year our members offer a selection of hardy perennials acclimatized to the Shelburne area from their gardens.

There will be a selection of sedum, hostas, day lilies, sider wort, mums and many others.

NEW THIS YEAR: - some uncommon Day lilies. Day lilies are very pest resistant and hardy, if you don't already have them in your garden you may want to add some in. Here is a list of some of the ones that will be available.

Sammy Russell

Bama Music

My Ways

Siloam Virginia Henson

Frans Hall

Lonesome Gal

Lynn Hall

Others that will be available: Country Comfort, Divine Madness, Benchmark, June Bug, Palace Pearls, Outward-bound,

Betty Fretz - Heucheras and Other Spring Lovelies

I was away for our last meeting so these notes are from Brenda Spears.

Betty's presentation was very informative on Heucheras.

Here are some of the points she shared:

Advantages of growing Heucheras
- They are Native North American plants
- easy to grow
- drought and shade tolerant
- Great choice for containers
- The leaves often change color - provided variety of colour for your garden
- Long lasting flowers
- They are often not bothered by pests or diseases

When growing them use little if any fertilizer, and they shouldn't be allowed to dry out or stand in water.

Heucherellas are a hybrid of Heucheras and Tiarellas - the flowers are white and prolific but are infertile.

Other Spring Suggestions

Hellebores - are great spring flowering plants that start in March. Brian Bixley has a great selection of these in his garden. He is opening his gardens to the public for the last time this year on Sunday September 26th.

Brunnera and Pulmonaria are the good spring flowering perennials.