Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month
(with the odd exception)
at 7:30 pm
Lambeth United Church
4268 Colonel Talbot Rd. London, ON
Note change of meeting date>WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23 2019
Our regular date would have been Oct. 21, but the church has been booked for elections to be held there on this date.
SPEAKER & TOPIC : Elise (Liz) Vandenberk – Owner of Rustic Touch, a business that creates one of a kind pieces using used items. With Liz’s experience and knowledge in the floral industry, she will show us how to create a fall arrangement centered around wood and sticks.
DESIGN: “A Babbling Brook” – a water design
PLANT ADOPTION NIGHT – Share your perennials, bulbs, houseplants and more!
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND POTLUCK AND LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
MEET AND GREET 5:30 – 6:30 pm
DINNER at 6:30 pm
Back by popular demand:
Sprigs of greenery will be available for all to create a festive design/arrangement to adorn your home for the Christmas season.
Bring your container (or a small tuna/salmon can) and have fun creating!
If you have extra ribbon or decorative items to share with other members, please bring them.
OVERNIGHT BUS TRIP
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 & WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2019
Grey County (overnight at Owen Sound)
Depart Lambeth at 8:00 am Oct. 8 & return 8:30 pm Oct. 9
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8
Depart Lambeth 8:00 am
Tim Hortons Listowel
Keady Livestock Market (250 vendors & live farm auction)
Bring your own lunch for day 1
Tour of a large garden
View local Water Falls in the area
Owen Sound – stay overnight at Comfort Inn
Dinner: “The Sizzlin” Restaurant
3 course dinner (house salad, 8 oz. New York Strip Loin, Crispy onion rings,
OR, 7 oz. Gilled Rainbow Trout w/ dill citrus beurre blanc,
OR 7 oz. Chicken Breast seasoned & BBQ’d finished w/ sundried tomato & Basil white wine cream sauce.
All served w/ Smashed Potatoes and Roasted Vegetables
Dessert: Decadent 5 Layer Chocolate Cake or
Caramel Apple Cheesecake w/ whipped cream, caramel & Chocolate drizzle and cinnamon suger duty
Evening: The Comfort Inn has allowed us to use their “Breakfast Room” for us to
gather and socialize ( play cards, checkers cribbage, relax and visit with each other).
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast served at the Comfort Inn
Travel to Walters Falls and then on to Georgian Hills Vineyards for a tour of the vineyard and winery.
Lunch will be provided us for this day from the European Bakery in Owen Sound.
Next stop is Farmers Pantry
Visit another beautiful garden
and stops at the waterfall along the way.
Tupling Potato Farm, a 3 generation family farm in Melancthon
Dinner: Schmidtsville Restaurant in Wellesley
There may be more stops on our journey which are yet to be determined and confirmed.
We will let you know more details as soon as possible.
Cost of the Trip….. Bus, Accommodation, 4 Meals, all Admissions,
taxes and gratuities…all inclusive. Any Coffee Breaks, etc will be on your own.
Single: $375. Double: $300. Triple: $280. Quad: $270.
Comfort Inn **All beds are Queen Size**
$75. Deposit is required by August 15th. Balance to be paid in full by September 5th.
To Reserve a space on this trip you can call:
Cheryl Burr 519-857-9484 Rena 519-439-5394 Helen 519-474-0189
The Lambeth Horticultural Society
Rose & Flower Show
that was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Best Rose in the Show (the Maud Hill Silver Bowl) Marg Holmes
Best Large Flowered Rose (Red Rose Tea Trophy) Sarah Kelly
Best Clustered Flowered Rose (The Margaret & Cecil Wright Trophy) Crystal Trojek
Best Climbing Rose (The Charlotte & Harold DeLagran Award) Crystal Trojek
Best Miniature Rose (The Bob Whitlock Award) Barb Holmes
Best Antique Rose (The Harry McGee Award) Crystal Trojek
Best Shrub Rose (The Evelyn & Melvin Jenkinson Award) Harry McGee
Best Overall in Design Classes (The Reg & Ruth Dodson Award) Crystal Trojek
Highest Points in Design Classes (The Joyce McGee Award) Bev Morrow
Highest Points in Cut Flowers (The Mary Galloway Award) Sarah Kelly
Highest Points in the Show (The Lambeth Horticultural Society Award) Sarah Kelly
The People’s Choice Award – Crystal Trojek
“Thank you” to all of the participants who entered so many beautiful designs and flowers.
Despite the rainy and cold spring we actually had an all time high of cut flower entries.
We appreciated hearing from so many of you who attended the show,
expressing your pleasure viewing the show and enjoying the lovely tea, coffee,
and angel food cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Hope to see you at our next show in 2021 !!!
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Alba – White
Alpina – Plant from the mountains
Canadensis – Native to Canada
Caerulea – Blue
Grandiflora – Big flowers
Japonica – Plant from Japan
Lutea – Yellow
Macrophylla – Plant has big leaves
Maculata – Spotted
Maritima – Plant from near the sea
Montana – Plant from the mountains
Nana – Dwarf
Occidentalis – Plant from the western hemisphere
Odorata – Scented
Officinalis – A plant used as a herb
Orientalis – Plant from the eastern hemisphere
Paniculata – Blooming in panicles
Purpurea – Purple
Reptans – Creeping
Rosea – Pink
Rubrum – Red
Rugosa – ridged, usually in reference to the leaves
Scandens – Climbing
Sinensis – Plant from China
Stricta – Upright
Sylvestris – Plant from the forest
Something you want to sell?
Let us know and we will put it up on the website!
Congratulations are sent out to Ruth Dodson and Evelyn Jenkinson for receiving their LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARDS with the Lambeth Horticultural Society. These ladies, along with their husbands, Reg Dodson and Melvin Jenkinson, were with the society from our origin in 1975 when it changed from Lambeth Garden Club. Ruth and Evelyn have been involved in every aspect of the Lambeth Society. They were long time members of the Board of Directors, planned trips, arranged workshops, taught classes, printed the Hortigram, planted and cared for the flower beds in Lambeth.
All this, while raising their families and being involved in community volunteer work. Ruth’s home is the meeting place for the Rose Show committee. The annual Civic Planting group also meets there to pick up their plants. Evelyn is known by many as the “Geranium Queen” of the Society. Each family has donated a trophy to the Rose & flower Show, trophies that display their areas of expertise! Lambeth Hort would not be the successful society it is today without Ruth and Evelyn. With gratitude and affection, we thank you for all that you have done.
Peter Calvert – February 27, 2018. Peter was a devoted gardener. At our Lambeth Hort meetings, you could find him contributing sound advice on any gardening related issues. We will always remember and be most grateful for his many plant contributions (lovingly grown in his greenhouse) to our Spring Plant Sale.
Alexander, William “Bill” June 5, 1922 – January 27, 2018At the age of 95. Beloved husband of Mildred Alexander. Bill was a thoughtful and kind person with a cheery disposition. He was the president of the Brampton Horticultural Society. He planted many trees in Brampton and London. He and his wife Mildred, were famous for the many roses that they grew and helping with the admission table at the Rose and Flower Show.
Alexander, Mildred. January 10, 2018. Her passion was gardening and she won awards for the perfect specimens that she grew. She was an active member of the Lambeth Horticultural Society.
Myrtle Campion-Smith – November 3, 2017. Myrtle peacefully passed away on November 3 at the age of 85. She attended Lambeth Hort meetings, giving her husband Stan (for 53 years) a great deal of support in all of his activities. We will miss her quiet and easy going personality.
Stan Campion-Smith – October 16, 2017
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 80.
Stan was an active Lambeth Hort member. He was on the board of Directors and was the Convenor of the Rose and Flower Show for two years.
He will be fondly remembered for his amusing top hat while selling the 50/50 tickets and also giving his demonstration of how to grow his beloved canna’s. We won’t ever forget his big smile and friendly disposition.
Charlotte Isabel deLagran – January 25, 2017
Peacefully at home, Charlotte passed away in her 103rd year.
Charlotte was a founding member of the Lambeth Horticultural Society.
She has presented The Charlotte & Harold deLagran Award for the Best Climbing Rose every year.
Charlotte was a dedicated long time member of the Lambeth United Church and a devoted Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was famous for her impressive collection of hats. We will greatly miss her lively spirit and her positive influences to our Society.
Marian Elizabeth Weldon – January 12, 2017
Peacefully at her home with her loving family, Marian passed away at the age of 91. She was an amazing lady who was always lending a helping hand, showing up to help – just because. She was a life member of Lambeth Hort, where she was President from 1989-1991, helped at the setting up and putting away of many Plant Sales, Rose Shows, November Pot Luck Dinners, and at the General Meetings. She was a master at calculating the points for awards and recipients at the Rose Shows. Marian was also a captain for the Canadian Cancer Society, very involved in the Lambeth Historical Society, the Lambeth United Church and Lambeth Community activities. Her beautiful smile and gentle demeanor will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.
Alois Lloyd Megerle – February 27, 2016
Lloyd passed away on February 27, 2016 at Victoria Hospital in his 88th year. He has always been an avid gardener. After apprenticing in Germany, he moved to Canada and worked in one of the large Greenhouses in Niagara. Later, he moved to London and worked for a greenhouse in Strathroy before retiring.
Jim Marshall – August 3, 2015
Jim passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the age of 79. He joined the Lambeth Horticultural Society in 2005 and became a very active member. During his 10 years with us he was a director for 6 years and our treasurer for 2 years. Jim actively participated in the Program, Plant Sale, Silent Auction, and Bus Trip, committees. Always willing to help, you would find him setting up and taking down the chairs, and last spring, handling the 50/50 draw tickets. We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to his wife Doreen and their families. He will be greatly missed.
Melvin (Mel) Jenkinson – 1924-2015
Melvin Jenkinson was well known to members of the Lambeth Horticultural Society because he was there to support the many things his wife Evelyn did for the Society. They lived in Lambeth, reared a large family, and grew everything from sweet potato vines to roses. He probably set up more chairs and tables than any other male because he lived to the age of 90. Most significantly, he and Evelyn donated a trophy to the Society for the best shrub rose in its Annual Rose and Flower Show. We send our sincere condolences to all his family.
Elmer Jorgensen – January 28, 2015
Our dear friend and fellow gardener, Elmer passed in his 82nd year.
We remember Elmer as an avid Master Gardener who delighted us with his wisdom and his humour. His horticultural knowledge and extensive experience were an inspiration to us all. Whether it was growing garlic or heirloom tomatoes, Elmer worked diligently to attain the best results possible. We will miss him dearly, and we know that he will be smiling as we plant our seeds, sprinkle our lime and dig in our compost.
John B. Watson – January 12, 2015
Long time member John Watson passed in his 87th year. John really loved nature and gardening. He took pride in learning all he could to become very knowledgeable about anything that was important to him. He enjoyed entering roses in the Rose & Flower show and participating in the bus trips where he could learn more about Ontario and gardening. The general meetings were special to him where he met so many wonderful people who shared the same interests as he did.
George Rae – Dec.21,1929 – May 21, 2014
Born in Scotland, George immigrated to Canada in 1956, where he met and married his wife, Eva. He was a charter member and Past President of the Tillsonburg Horticultural Society which began in 1962 and serve don the board for over 30 years. In 2010 he was honoured with a life membership. In2009 he proudly received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. As a avid showman in Gladiolus, Dahlias, and Roses, George soon made a name for himself in southwestern Ontario as a top competitor and garnered many championships for his prize winning entries. Many of George’s prize winning roses will be donated to Sakura House in Woodstock for the creation of a rose garden in his memory.
George will be missed by his many friends in the William Saunders Rose Society, the Hamilton Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, many Horticultural Societies and the Canadian Gladiolus Council.
Ruth Kristoff – October 10, 1928 – March 20, 2014
Ruth (86 years) was a wife, mother, grandmother and an avid rose gardener. She and her husband, Fred, lived in Aylmer where they were active in community and gardening events. Ruth was a frequent presenter in Lambeth’s Rose and Flower Show for many years, winning many awards for the lovely flower. Our condolences go to the Kristoff family.
||May 15, 2017
Design: “The Beauty of Spring” – a small design
Speaker: Jim Maybee – is a Horticultural and Design Judge and a very enthusiastic and energetic gardener on his 20 acre flower farm. Jim will provide tips on preparing flowers and designs for our upcoming Rose and Flower Show on June 21. (He spoke to us in 2006 about growing and caring for gladiolus).
|April 17, 2017
Design: “Easter Parade” – a parallel design
Speaker: Trish Symons – A passionate, enthusiastic and energetic gardener who spoke at the Lambeth Horticultural Society meeting back in October 2012. Our bus trip in June 2016 visited her home and gardens in the Shelburne area.
Topic: “There’s a Puppy in my Garden”
|Monday, March 20, 2017
Speaker: Will Heeman – Heemans Garden Centre & Strawberry Farm “Strawberries and the History of the farm”.
Design: “Spring Board” – an interpretive Design
||Monday, February 20, 2017
Speaker: Julian Bayley – Ice Culture, “The growth of Ice Culture and the making of their sculptures”.
Design: “Picture Perfect” – 4 x 6 photo of a Focal Point in your 2016 garden.
||Monday, January 16, 2017
Speaker: Brenda Gallagher (Forestry Technician – Vegetation, Upper Thames Conservation Authority. “Trees in Ontario”.
Design: Winter Solstice – a design incorporating winter greenery and 1 white flower.
||Monday, October 17, 2016
Speaker: Roland Craig “A tour of the Harrogate Flower Show in North Yorkshire, U.K.
Design: “Natures Image” – A design using wood and/or rock
||Monday, September 19, 2016
Design: “Fall Festival” – A modern design.
Speaker: Robert Holland “Saving the Jesuit Pear Tree”
http://www.jesuitpear.com/Earl ller standing in front of his ancient Jesuit Pear Tree
||Monday, June 20, 2016
Design Class: “It’s Summer” – an interpretive design
Speaker: DAVID BILYEA is a graduate of Ridgetown College and now is employed there as a weed science technician involved with weed control studies.
Topic: “Viny weeds of Ontario”
||Monday, May 16, 2016
Speaker: MARION JARVIE is a passionate gardener and has been gardening in Thornhill for 40 years. She has been involved with both the Toronto and International gardening communities. Marion is an accomplished photographer and enthusiastic educator. She teaches regularly at the Toronto Botanical Garden and has lectured all over North America and in the U.K.
Topic: Gardening Highlights
||Monday, April 18, 2016
Speaker: ROB LEBROW from Sedum Master, a company 9 years young, grows 120 different varieties of sedum that they use to create sedum blankets and panels, green roofs, living walls and other projects.
||Monday, March 21, 2016:
Speaker: DAVID SHERRY
UWO Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biology and a member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience.
||Monday, February 15, 2016:
Design: “Mini Garden Tour”
Bring 3, 5×7 photos showing highlights of your 2015 garden
Speaker: DENISE HODGINSOntario Diploma in Horticulture and writes for the London Free Press
Topic: The Monthly Garden To-Do List
Click here for a full review>DeniseHodginsFeb2016
||Monday, January 18, 2016:
Speaker: BECKY ELLIS
Coordinator of Sprouts Children’s Garden Program
(focusing on urban agriculture)
Topic: GARDENING WITH WILDLIFE”
Click here for a full review> BeckyEllisJan2016
January 15, 2018:
Note: please bring any used or unwanted pairs of socks to the meeting to be donated to the Salvation Army.
Come join us for a meeting that will offer you something new and different!
Defy those winter chills and feel the warmth as we sit at tables and taste test various coffees and teas while learning about their origin and history.
September 18, 2017
Speaker: Kevin Kavanagh, owner of South Coast Gardens, a small specialty nursery and landscape design business located along the north shore of Lake Erie’s ‘Carolinian zone’. Topic: Magnolias, Rhodos, and Azaleas
Design: “Birthday Bash” – a red and white design to include vegetables.
June 18, 2018
Speaker: Shelley MacKenzie
(St. Thomas Horticultural Society)
Topic: “Elevated Park and Walkway with a Stumpery Garden”
Design Class: “June Bugs” a small design
October 16, 2017
Speaker: Suzanne Steed of Steed and Company Lavender
Topic: All things Lavender (growing, benefits and uses of lavender).
Design: Autumn Joy – a design to include wood
January 21, 2019
Speaker: Andrew Barber
Andrew is an organic farmer who has taken an interest in Buckfast bees.
He currently has ten hives on his property and is interested in different hive styles. Our meeting will be Cafe style. Coffee and tea will be served with honey samples.
Design Class: No design class, but please bring a photo of your favourite part of your 2018 Garden to share with your fellow members. Photo’s will not be judged.
February 18, 2019
It’s MOVIE NIGHT!
We will see the movie “Highgrove House”, one of England’s most important contemporary gardens.
Meet the best Royal Gardener in history – Prince Charles.
“Theatre” snacks will be provided.
Design Class: Interpretive with a single red rose.
March 18, 2019
Speaker: Dave Bilyea from the University of Guelph (Ridgetown Campus)Topic: “Spring Tune Up and Lawn Care” – general tips for maintaining a healthy lawn, problems that can occur and why they happen.
Design Class: Emerald and Aquamarine – A Satellite Design
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
Mini Flower & Vegetable Show: View Schedule here> Mini FlowerSep2019
SPEAKER: Margaret Dudley (President of the Belle River Hort Society and knowledgeable speaker). TOPIC: Bulbs for All Seasons
DESIGN: “Summer Twilight” – a modern mass design
Milkweed is to be removed from the Ontario Noxious Weed List
London Free Press March 11, 2014
Go ahead: plant a milkweed, save a monarch.
The milkweed plant soon will be yanked from the province’s “noxious weed” list that would ordinarily require it be destroyed on crop-land.
Taking its place on the bad-plant list will be the quirkily named dog-strangling vine.
That’s a double score for butterfly lovers, who say the mandatory destruction of milkweed and the invasion of dog-strangling vine have contributed to an alarming population drop the queen of the butterflies.
Milkweed “is very, very important to monarchs. Their caterpillars eat only milkweed,” says Ann White of London, who is the butterfly count co-ordinator for Nature London.
But the plant has been vanishing from farm fields, field fringes and pastures, assisted by a provincial weed law that encourages herbicide treatment to prevent its spread.
White and other vocal lepidopterists have been lobbying the Ontario Agriculture Ministry for the changes.
Ministry spokesperson Mark Cripps said the proposed move is also an effort to improve the Ontario’s biodiversity.
Farmers so far haven’t objected, although the province is still receiving public comments to its environmental registry until April 14.
The invasive dog-strangling vine – a perennial that can grow as high as two metres but, despite its name, poses no threat to dogs – crowds out other plant life and is a menace in its own right.
Monarchs often lay eggs on its leaves but their larvae can’t survive on the plant, Cripps said. “It interrupts the monarch life cycle,” Cripps said.
Monarchs breed in Canada and the U.S. but migrate to a small forest in a mountainous area of Mexico, where they over-winter. There, their habitat is also being destroyed and the over-wintering population last year was calculated as the smallest in 20 years.
Defined as plants harmful to living things (crops, livestock) and injurious to health.
- 23 plants in Ontario on the list. Milkweed has been included because it can reduce crop yield and can be poisonous to livestock. Usually controlled by herbicides.
- On current list are: common barberry, European buckthorn, bull thistle, Canada thistle, wild carrot, Colt’s foot dodder, goat’s beard, Johnson grass, knapweed, milkweed, nodding thistle, poison hemlock, poison ivy, proso millet, ragweed, yellow rocket, Russian thistle, Scotch thistle, sow thistle, cypress spurge, leafy spurge, tuberous vetchling, giant hogweed.
- Everyone who owns crop land must destroy noxious weeds on it.
- Everyone who has land near enough to farmland that noxious weeds could affect crops must also rid the property of those weeds.
The Lambeth Horticultural Society have their
Garden Tour every other year.This year will be our 14th tour!
SUNDAY JULY 13, 2014, 1-5 pm
Join us for a relaxing afternoon visiting the lovely gardens.
You will also have the opportunity to exchange tips and ideas.
Look for the OPEN GARDEN sign in the front yard on the day of the tour.
Flyers will be available at the Lambeth Public Library, 7112 Beattie St. July 3 to 12
The Tour is F R E E! of charge and held Rain or Shine
383 Wharncliffe Road North – Map Number 6
A very large back yard filled with a large variety of plants and ornamental features. There is a pond, a stream, and sitting area’s to relax in.
60 Foster Avenue – Map Number 5
A front yard packed with beautiful lilies greets you, and a visit to the backyard will take you to “hosta heaven”.
4 Novelle Court – Map Number 4
Snapdragons abound in this garden. You will love the imaginative whimsical vignettes throughout the garden. Take a peek in the shed that does double duty as an art studio for the grandchildren.
520 Huntington Place – Map Number 3
Between the beautiful roses and perennials, this garden contains a very large variety of edible plants and trees to admire, heal and nurture. Ask Sophia and she will teach you all about them
3117 Morgan Avenue – Map Number 2
It is hard to believe that this garden is only 2 years old with such a large variety of perennial plant material, all carefully chosen and placed.
5 Woods Edge Close – Map Number 1
Descend into this back yard and you will enter a dream world of shade loving plants and trees. Take the bridge over the dry river bed and meander through swaths of carefully placed plants and flowers adorned with many interesting sculptures and artifacts.