2016/2017 Program

SEPTEMBER

The September meeting is traditionally when the club executive get together to plan the coming season. This year it was held at Halcro Cottage in Hudson, QC

September 2016 Executive Meeting

OCTOBER

 The October meeting is traditionally our Annual General Meeting. This year it was held at the Forest and Stream Club in Dorval, QC

AGM October 2016 AGM October 2016 AGM October 2016
AGM October 2016 AGM October 2016 AGM October 2016
AGM October 2016 AGM October 2016 AGM October 2016

NOVEMBER

Speaker: Members show us their gardens with Mary McBride, Sharon de Gaspé Power, Marie-Josée Davis. Moderator : Pat Webster

Three club members, each gardening on different sizes of land (1/2  acre, 11 acres and 150 acres) and each with a different style or approach talked about their gardens. Mary told us the story of her gardening life on her property in Beaconsfield, saving the kicker for last — that they have sold the house and are moving to Hudson where she looks forward to establishing a new garden, with some of her favourite plants moved from the old one. Marie-Josée talked about her potager near Knowlton and how she uses a very specific approach to vegetable gardening, recommended by a man named Mel Bartholomew, called Square Foot Gardening; she showed us the results of her labours and with what abundance her plants produced. Sharon gave an overview of the country property in Havelock, near the US border, where she and her husband garden organically and develop areas in concert with the natural landscape around them. Mary described herself as an enthusiastic experienced gardener; Marie-Josée as a reluctant novice gardener and Sharon as a lover of nature.

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Mary’s Garden

 

 

DECEMBER

The December meeting is traditionally a Christmas Luncheon at the home of one of our members.

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Christmas 2016 Christmas 2016

 

JANUARY

Speaker: Starting off our 85th Anniversary Celebration with a brief history of the Digger’s and Weeders Garden Club by Sarah A. Stevenson

85th Anniversary Party

 

85th Anniversary Party
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FEBRUARY

Speaker: Garden History:Theory and Art by Ron Williams, Professor and former Director : École d’Architecture de paysage

Ron WilliamLa conférence de M. Ron Williams portant sur l’histoire des grands jardins, seigneuriaux ou publics, de l’ère coloniale à nos jours fut un grand succès : Angleterre, Italie, France, USA, Canada, de Monticello à Montebello.

Valentine's Heart
Andrea Ritchie Smith – Table Centre

 

MARCH

Speaker: Garden design and Mosaiculture by Lise Cormier, Lise Cormier, FSCLA, Executive Vice-President and General Manager
Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal

March 2017

Some of the members with Mme Cormier: Élaine E., Mary M., Sharon de G.P., Janice W., Marilyn T., Sheila H, Réjeanne G.

Further to an overview of the art of mosaiculture which has been re-invented by the creation of Mosaïcultures Internationales® in 2000 and displayed around the world since, Madame Cormier introduced the next exhibition coming up this year, in Gatineau. It will be MosaïCanada 150/Gatineau 2017, organized by Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.

Pam Miller – Floral arrangement in a bucket Mary McBride – Floral arrangement in a boot Elaine Éthier – Succulents in a shapely gourd

 

APRIL

Speaker: Gardening in smaller spaces by Anne Gibson