Articles from: March 2013
A Rain garden is
Rain gardens soak up stormwater before it becomes a problem. Typically rain in urban areas runs off across paved surfaces, picking up pollutants like pet waste, fertilizer, cigarette butts, fuels and solvents and deposits them, untreated into the nearest lake or stream via the storm sewer. The result is often closed beaches, endangered aquatic life and compromised drinking source waters.
The Lambeth Horticultural Society would like to thank all the hosts and hostess’ for opening up their gardens for our Garden tour. We realize all the hard work involved in making your garden so beautiful.
Sunday, July 8, 2012 1 – 5 pm Rain or Shine
The Lambeth Horticultural Society will be hosting a Garden Tour at the following homes. This is a great opportunity for you to exchange tips and ideas with fellow gardeners.
Look for the OPEN GARDEN signs at the front yards on the day of the tour.
6816 Beattie Street (Lambeth)
Enter this immaculate garden by strolling up the flagstone path and then beside the retaining wall to reach the focus of the landscape – the back yard. Imagine yourself poolside gazing over to the large vegetable garden on the far side and then to the lovely display of roses. Decorating the fence and dmeonstrating a touch of whimsey are brightly painted pails full of colourful annuals. Relax and enjoy the view in all directions.
66 Bruce Street (London)
344 Malcolm Street (London)
This backyard is filled with fantasy with numerous imaginative touches. If you have an interest in ponds, this is a must see. The ponds were created by the homeowner and contain fish and plants. There is a sophisticated rain barrel system that has also been engineered by the home owner.
60 Foster Avenue (London)
603 Cayley Drive (London)
Flyers are available on Sunday from 12:45 to 4:00 pm at 2335 Main Street (Lambeth) London.
For more information, please contact Carmen Branchflower 519-652-9638 or Rena Armstrong 519-439-5394
Do you read The Trillium”….the Ontario Horticultural Association newsletter, published four times a year? It is full of interesting articles and news from other societies across Ontario. It is really inspiring and enlightening……each society receives 2 copies of each issue and one copy goes on our Library cart. However, you can have your own copy by mail for $15. a year or have it for free via e-mail. Just contact Linda Hugli at – firstname.lastname@example.org – or Linda Hugli, 181 Garson-Coniston Rd., Garson, On. P3L 1G3 and enjoy. You’ll be pleasantly surprised and inspired. Ruth Dodson