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Fall Bus Trip 2019

SAVE THE DATES!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 & WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2019

We are planning an overnight bus trip to the
Owen Sound and Surrounding Area
Our plan is to:
Tour a vineyard and enjoy a little taste of wine and cider
Visit a 1700 acre Potato Farm
Stop at an apple orchard
Experience many of the waterfalls along the Bruce Trail
Enjoy the fall colour that inspired Tom Thomson and
visit the Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Tour some private gardens & find new ideas for our gardens back home
And of course, enjoy delicious food and meals and fabulous company along the way!

Planning is still in the works, no fees have been set yet.
We will let you know more details as soon as possible.

 

 

Preparing for the rose show-Checklist

One Month before the show:
Look for show worthy roses in your garden.If entering a single bloom on a stem (terminal bud), it must be disbudded – remove all side buds that form between the stem and the axil of the leaf.
Stake the cane using a bamboo stick and some twist ties. Be sure to keep the tip of the stake just under the bloom.
If entering a floribunda spray, remove the centre (largest) bud at the point of emergence from the stem. This allows the side buds to develop and fill in the hole where that first bloom would have been if allowed to develop.

Prepare a “grooming kit” – use the day of the show:
soft Clean Cloths (hotel shoe shine cloths for example)
a package of Q-tipsTweezers
Small sharp scissors
Small Camel-hair brush
Several Sheets of aluminum foil and/or plastic wrap
Entry Tags & elastic bands
The Ontario Judging &  Exhibiting Standards for Hotriculture and Floral Design BOOK

One Week Before the Show:
Protect your chosen show-worthy flowers that are starting to open, from night dew.
In the evening, cover with a plastic baggy and twist tie gently below the stem.
Remove before the shun shines on the bloom.

2-3 Days Before the Show:
Timing varies depending on the variety of the rose, the number of petals, the temperature and general weather conditions and your ability to store the cut roses.

Roses should be cut 1/4 to 1/3 open which allows them time to open more on the morning of the show.
Cut them early in the morning or late in the evening.
Cut the stem a little longer than the 7:1 ratio (the stem should be 7 times longer than the height of the bloom) to allow for recutting later.
Cut the stem on an angle with sharp, clean pruners and immediately take it to your preparation area.

 

 

Spring Bus Trip 2019

Bus Trip
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Bus leaves Lambeth United Church at 8:30 am
& travels to
McCully Hill Farm
St. Mary’s area, where we will experience farm fresh local food and products of the season.
From there we will head to Stratford, where we will enjoy the beauty and peace of a private garden

Bring Your Own Lunch!

Next, we travel to the Shakespearean Gardens
where we can have our lunch and marvel at the prize winning, colourful,
and magnificent gardens that surround the Avon River

From there, we will venture to another private garden that will certainly inspire and amaze us all.

Then on to Tom Eldon’s Landscape & Garden Centre
where we can wander through their 40 years of hard work and 3 acres of trees,
shrubs, perennials and annuals to find the perfect plants
that we need to complete our garden pans at home

to finish off the trip, we will travel to
Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant
where we will enjoy an absolutely delicious country-style dinner of Beef and Chicken
and all the trimmings (Juice, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Cole Slaw, Dinner Rolls, Gravy).
Ending our meal with coffee or tea and Your Choice of 17 different Desserts!

We plan to be back to the Lambeth United Church by 8:00 pm.

Members Fee $90   Non-Members Fee $102
Cost includes bus, all entry fees,
dinner, taxes and gratuities

To reserve your seat call,
Cheryl 519-264-9484  or Rena 519-439-5394   or Helen 519-474-0189
Or Email: inquire@lambethhort.com

Payments due by Monday, June 3, 2019

 

Rose & Flower Show 2019

We have made a few changes to our Rose and Flower Show format.
The number of rose and design classes has been reduced.
Details will be posted at a later date.

Annual Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale
Saturday May 18, 2019
8:00 am – Noon
Annuals, Perennials, Grasses, Tomatoes, Lilies, Herbs, QUALITY COMPOST

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
* NEW attraction: 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!!!!!

Plant Sale

 

 

Local Events of Interest

 

 

Horticultural terminology

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

 

For Sale!

Something you want to sell?

Let us know and we will put it up on the website!

 

 

 

LIfe Membership Awards

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.

Evelyn Jenkinson

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In Memoriam

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

132991Alois 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_MarshallJim 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 JenkinsonMelvin (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 JorgensenPictureElmer 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 WatsonJohn 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.

 

 

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