Monthly Meeting -- Wednesday, May 2nd
All of the Greely Gardeners Group monthly meetings are open to both members (membership cost is $15.00 a year) and non-members. There is a $3 admission fee for non-members at the monthly meetings; coffee, tea and 'treats' are served to all after the meetings. The Annual Spring Plant Sale is open to the general public, while other special events are restricted to members and their guests.

The monthly meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in the Greely Community Centre,
located at 1448 Meadow Drive in Greely.

Upcoming Events --  2018

Wednesday, May 2 - Gardening Basics
        Guest speaker: Mary Shearman Reid, Green Thumb Garden Centre
Wednesday, May 30 - Scented Gardens
        Guest speaker:         Judith Cox, Master Gardener
Saturday, June 2 - Annual Spring Plant Sale
        1455 Old Prescott Road, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 23 - Members' Gardens Tour  *
        (details to be announced...
Wednesday, July 1 - Field Trip to Kinburn Area Nurseries  *
        (details to be announced...
Wednesday, September 5 - Fall: Final Garden Fling
        Guest speaker:         Nancy MacDonald, Master Gardener
Wednesday, October 3 - Winter Interest in Your Garden
        Guest speaker:         to be determined
Wednesday, November 7 - Holiday Floral Arrangements
        Guest speaker:  Michelle Vanden Bosch, Rebel Petal Floral Design Studio
Wednesday, December 5 - Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner  *

Upcoming Events --  2019

Wednesday, January 2 - Cacti and Succulents
        Guest speaker:         to be determined
Wednesday, February 6 - Growing Vegetalbles in Pots and Small Spaces
        Guest speaker: Cindy Cluett, Beyond the House Garden and Floral Design
Wednesday, March 6 - Photograph Flowers Like a Pro
        Guest speaker:  Anne Johnston

* denotes a special event for members and guest(s) only

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At our next Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd, our guest speaker will be Mary Shearman Reid, owner of Green Thumb Garden Centre.
presentation be on "Gardening Basics", a great subject for new gardeners, and those of us who have been gardening for some time can always learn something new!

For further information, contact Helen at 613-821-3685.
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Elaine Routledge

        The members of the Greely Gardeners Group are so sad to hear that Elaine Routledge passed away (Mar 19) after a hard fought battle with cancer.

        Over the last six years, Elaine shared her deep knowledge and love of gardening as the Events Coordinator for the Greely Gardeners Group. She had a special knack for finding the perfect guest speakers and organizing really interesting field trips each summer. When our members undertook to redesign the flagpole garden at the Greely Community Centre in 2012, it was Elaine who guided the planning discussion, plant selection and overall design and planting of this lovely garden.

        Elaine was instrumental in the renovation of the Butterfly Garden at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She sourced the materials and chose plants not only for their beauty but also to attract butterflies to the garden that the children and their families can visit in order to take in nature's beauty and to bring healing to their soul. What an amazing legacy.

        Elaine was also on the board of directors for the Quilt of Belonging, providing sound advice on the governance of this charitable organization.

        Over the years, we have enjoyed wonderful times with Elaine, whether it was visiting a garden centre, having a coffee and chatting about gardening, working on the gardens at the community centre and at her beloved Butterfly Garden at CHEO, or attending garden club meetings around town. Elaine taught us a lot about flower gardening -- there wasn't much she didn't know about gardening.

        Elaine was one of the most gentle, kind and caring individuals that we have ever met. She loved to help everyone around her and we were truly blessed to have had her in our lives. Elaine leaves her husband, André Dimitrijevic, many family members and many friends whose lives she touched in some fashion or other. She will be missed by so many.

        Rest in peace, Elaine. We will see your face in every flower that we plant and care for, even the yellow ones!

(Jane Rietze and Gary Hall)