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Articles from: March 2013

Protect Our Streams & Rivers -plant a rain garden

A Rain garden is
a shallow, bowl-shaped bed (6 -12″ deep), planted near a building or paved surface. When it rains, water from downspouts is directed to the rain garden where it soaks into the ground over the following day or two and replenishes our precious drinking water aquifers.

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.
is an online gallery of beautiful rain gardens from across the province, country and hopefully, the world. By displaying images of rain gardens we hope to inspire viewers to do the same – build a rain garden and start soaking up stormwater and protecting our water! is a project of Green Communities Canada. For more information about Green Communities’ initiatives that are taking action to protect streams and rivers, visit 

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Garden Tour “THANK YOU”

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.
Thank you also to all the people that came out to support our tour.  We hope you had an enjoyable day.

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)
What you might notice first upon arriving at this garden is the beautiful large flowering dogwood beside the walk.  Another feast for your eyes awaits you as you enter the back garden where one of the highlights is the display of massive hostas draped by a variety of clematis vines.  Don’t miss seeing the water reservoir behind the garage.

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)
This front yard has a warm cottage atmosphere with beautiful perennials, shrubs and vines filling the entire front yard. The lovely shaded back yard and deck contain a great variety of perennials creating a soothing retreat.


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.

344 Malcolm St.


60 Foster Avenue (London)
Lilies will greet you at the front, grasses will sweep you along and hosta’s will endear you at this creative and whimsical garden.

603 Cayley Drive (London)
It is quite apparent that there is a great deal of knowledge and experience behind this garden.  Interesting trees, shrubs, perennials, creative touches and the biggest rhubarb you have ever seen.  You will learn a great deal from this garden.


Flyers are available on Sunday from 12:45 to 4:00 pm at 2335 Main Street (Lambeth) London.
Corner of Main Street and Campbell Street in front of Greenhills Pharmacy.

For more information, please contact Carmen Branchflower 519-652-9638 or Rena Armstrong 519-439-5394
or email:

“The Trillium” – get your copy

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 – – or Linda Hugli, 181 Garson-Coniston Rd., Garson, On. P3L 1G3 and enjoy. You’ll be pleasantly surprised and inspired.  Ruth Dodson