President’s Message

October 2017

Hello Diggers and Weeders,

Wasn’t that a summer that just kept giving. Lots of water at the beginning and then super-hot way past the end. The Amaranthus cruentus in my little rental garden grew to nine feet tall. Average height is six or seven feet.

It was also a great year for our club, with a wonderful set of speakers and some fun workshops to boot. Outings to the movie “the Gardener”; a day-trip to “Le Sabot” in Senneville and Marilyn Tooley’s garden; hat decorating, a trip to Gatineau to see the Mosaiculture, to name a few highlights.

Also, Liz Morgan and Elaine Steinburg entertained the children from Tyndale House with a full day of gardening at Hudson’s Historical garden. It was tied in with a visit to the Le Nichoir as well.

We have an exciting year planned. Rejeanne Gougeon has done an excellent job of securing speakers for us. Sharon de Gaspe Power is working on some fun projects as well as the timely jobs such as putting the garden to bed at the Belvedere House.

Our AGM has some new twists: One, by moving to the Beaconsfield Golf Club (thank you Sue Britton Picard for arranging this on our behalf); and two, by having a speaker at this event.

We have great plans and prospects for another terrific year.

November: Elaine Sanders will address the Club on how to integrate vegetables aesthetically in the garden.

January: Members’ Gardens with moderator Pat Webster. Participants: Marilyn Tooley, Cynthia Dinsmore and Pat Blanshay

February: Larry Hodgson on the Sensuous Garden

March: Kathryn Aalto on her bestseller: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.

April: Pat Webster on The English Garden, an inspiration for design

Mary McBride