April 18 – Speaker: Catherine McGill Topic: Weeds Friend or Foe? Catherine is the District Director of District 6 (Brant,Halton,Norfolk,Wentworth, Halimand, Hamilton). She is a Horticulture and Design Judge. Not only does she garden but she also is a chef, blacksmith, horse trainer, and Mom. Her passion is for gardens and the “weeds of many varieties” found within them.
May 16 – Speaker: Brenda Gallagher Topic: Native Plants in the Garden Brenda has had a passion and a deep respect for nature since she was very young. She is a Forestry Technician and Vegetation Specialist with the Upper Thames Conservation Authority
June 20 – Speaker: Dr. Andrew Peregrine Topic: Tick & Lyme Disease and How to Prevent it. Dr. Peregrine is a veterinarian and clinical parasitologist at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. He spoke to us last June 2021 virtually – now we can meet him in person!
It’s Official! Our Plant Sale is a “go” SATURDAY MAY 21, 2022 Lambeth United Church Parking Lot 8:00 am – Noon Annuals, Perennials, Grasses, Vegetables, Herbs, Native Plants
Children’s Table: We will show children hot to transplant and care for a plant.
The plant sale is one of our biggest fund raisers.
How you can help:
* Divide any perennials you can (do this as soon as the ground is workable)
* Pot them up and label them
* Bring any seedlings of annuals or perennials (they are always welcome)
* Small Trees, shrubs, and bushes sell well also
* Gardening Items for Sale (Gardening Tools, Books, Pots, Ornaments and Accessories).
Please bring the day of the Sale.
If you should need plants picked up call Cheryl 519-857-9484
Bring your contributions around 7:30 am the day of the sale.
Hope to see you there – IT’S A REALLY FUN DAY!!!!!
BUS TRIP TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022
We will be heading to the Sarnia area to visit Bluewater Anglers Fish Farm,
SAMY’s alpaca farm, a private garden, a 3 acre garden centre, a native plant greenhouse, and dinner at Waggs Steak and Seafood Restaurant where we could enjoy English cut Prime Rib or Maple Glazed Salmon or Chicken Cordon Bleu or Eggplant Parm plus all the fixings – salad, dinner rolls, tea/coffee and crepes for dessert.
COST$115 per person (Non members $130/pp) CONTACT: Cheryl Burr 519-857-9484 or email: email@example.com
Saturday, APRIL 23, 2022 – 10 am – 4 pm – SEEDY SATURDAY, New Location: Dundas Place (from Wellington to Ridout Streets – Dundas will be closed for the event) Purchase tickets – $10 – in advance for speakers (at the Library Wolf Performance Hall) firstname.lastname@example.org Speakers: Emma Biggs 10 am (small spaces & containers), Rose Marie Szalich 12 pm (Therapeutic Gardening) Dan Cooper 1:30 pm (Gardening tips for low maintenance gardening)
Sunday, APRIL 24, 2022 – 12 – 3 pm – 625 Springbank Drive – Free Admission Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex Greenhouse Tour & Open House Bagged Compost ($3) and Plants for sale (cash, cheque or Etransfer only) Free potted Native Plant (while quantities last) Children may plant a seedling to take home. WOODLAND GARDEN TOUR: 1:30 pm Grill’em Food Truck and the City of London Thirst Station on site
Displays: Ontario Growers, Garden Club of London, London Horticultural Society, London Middlesex Master Gardeners, Lambeth Horticultural Society, Bumblebee Gardens, Purdy Natural, Thames Talbot Land Trust, Reforest London, Thames Valley Trails Assoc./Hike Ontario
Note about PARKING: lot fills up quickly, ample parking available at the Springbank Community Centre on Wonderland Rd. Finch Hyundai Shuttle available to take you to the Civic Garden Complex.
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
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.
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. Topic: Sedum
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. Topic: CHICKADEES
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. Speakers: Fire Roasted Coffee Co. https://fireroastedcoffee.com/pages/visit-a-cafe and The Tea Lounge http://www.beteas.com/tea-lounge/
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
NOVEMBER 18, 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND POTLUCK MEET AND GREET 5:30 – 6:30 pm DINNER at 6:30 pm LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT: Country Versatiles 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.
JANUARY 20, 2020 SPEAKER: ‘Full of Beans’ Kim Dietrich – will talk about her business, how it started and the new family life style change with beans in it. This change also gave her an opportunity to promote beans and share their products with consumers.Our meeting will be set up cafe style. DESIGN: Fragrant Memories – Small Dried Arrangement
JANUARY 18, 2021 – MEETING VIA ZOOM SPEAKER: Darren Heimbecker TOPIC: Whistling Gardens. Daren will walk with us through the bright sun filled colourful gardens in the middle of winter and share with us the updates, the new plants and the future for Whistling Gardens. DESIGN: “Storms and Blizzards” an inerpretive design. PLEASE CONTACT HELEN PETERNEL if you wish to show your creation during the meeting. No judging.
FEBRUARY 15, 2021 – MEETING VIA ZOOM SPEAKER: Dr. Youbin Zheng TOPIC: Learning about Cannabis. Dr. Zheng works at the University of Guelph and one of his current research projects is on Indoor Medical Cannabis Production. An interesting complex topic indeed! DESIGN: “Lasting Treasures” – a small design (use the flowers that you dried last fall). PLEASE CONTACT HELEN PETERNEL if you wish to show your creation during the meeting. No judging.
MARCH 15, 2021 – MEETING VIA ZOOM SPEAKER: Dr. Jeremy McNeilTOPIC: TBA. Dr. McNeil is a distinguished professor at UWO and has spoken to us several times before. He is an extremely knowledgeable man who brings interest and entertainment to his every presentation. DESIGN: “TOP O’THE MORNING” – an all green design. PLEASE CONTACT HELEN PETERNEL is you wish to show your creation during the meeting. No judging.
APRIL 19, 2021 – MEETING VIA ZOOM SPEAKER: Robin Pero – owner of Grow & Bloom TOPIC: HOUSE PLANTS: Growing trends and growing house plants for our well being. Design Idea – “Spring Has Almost Sprung” – A Parallel Design
MAY 17, 2021 – MEETING VIA ZOOM SPEAKER: DR. ANDREW PEREGRINE TOPIC: “Tick and Lyme Disease”. Dr. Peregrine is a veterinarian and clinical parasitologist at the University of Guelph. How to identify the tick responsible for Lyme disease and how to reduce the risk of infection in both dogs and people. Design Idea – “Refreshing” – a Water viewing Design.
JUNE 21, 2021 – 7:30 pm – MEETING VIA ZOOM SPEAKER: David T. Chapman – The Storm Chaser TOPIC: Wild, Weird and Wacky Weather
Next Zoom Meeting: MONDAY JANUARY 17 at 7:30 pm Speaker: Ben Porchuk Topic: Bringing Forests Home If you recognize Ben’s name, you have a great memory! He spoke to us May 2012. Ben is a modern example of how one can take the simple step of bringing nature back to our yards, while turning the tables on climate change and the continued loss of plant and animal species. This talk will be sure to help you “Bring the Froest to Your Home.”
Zoom Meeting: MONDAY FEBRUARY 21 AT 7:30 pm Speaker: Anna Leggatt Topic: Around the World in 40 plants. Anna is a Toronto Master Gardener, past chair of the Ontario Rock Garden Society, Past Dir. of the N.A. Rock Garden Society and a nenber of the East York Garden Club. She is basically a mad gardener, gardening in a large shade garden in Toronto with visiting mink, deer, rabbits, and groundhogs. She loves rock gardens, wildflowers, working with stone. She wants to grow vegetables. However, the dder and groundhog would like them as well.
Zoom Meeting: MONDAY MARCH 21 at 7:30 pm Speaker: Jocelyn Molyneux Topic: Soil Booster Worm Manure Jocelyn, founder of Wastenot Farms Inc., developed Jocelyn’s Soil Booster Worm Manure as a healthy alternative to chemical fertilizer. She holds a master’s degree in applied environmental science and management. It’s all about the microbes! Learn why Jocelyn’s Soil booster Worm Manure is a healthy alternative to chemical fertilizers and how regenerative growing with microbe-rich worm castings feeds your soil, so you can fuel your family – and help fight climate change.
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.