Our Next Monthly Meeting is Wednesday, June 1
All of the Greely Gardeners Group monthly meetings are open to both members (membership cost is $10.00 a year) and non-members. There is a $2 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.


2016 Calendar of Events
Saturday, May 28 - Annual Spring Plant Sale
Andrew Shields Park, 1455 Old Prescott Road, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 25 - Members'Gardens Tour *
Saturday, July 23- Field Trip to Leeds Grenville Area Gardens *
Wednesday, September 7 - Dwarf Conifers
Guest speaker: Cindy Cluett, Beyond the House Garden and Floral Design Centre
Wednesday, October 5 - Bringing Plants Indoors - also AGM and Elections
Guest speaker: Diane McClymont Peace, Master Gardener
Wednesday, November 2 - Holiday Arrangements
Guest speaker: Michelle VandenBosch, Rebel Petal Floral Design Studio
Wednesday, December 7 - Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner *
 Our members are not just great gardeners, but great cooks too.

Coming in 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Growing Soft Fruit (berries)
Guest speaker: Mary Shearman Reid, Green Thumb Garden Centre
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Growing Culinary Herbs
Guest speaker: Fran Dennett, Master Gardener
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Raised Bed Gardening
Guest speaker: Catherine Disley Engler, Master Gardener
* denotes a special event for members and guest(s) only


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Topic: "The Best of the New Perennials and Shrubs"
Guest speaker: Suzanne Patry, Whitehouse Nursery and Display Gardens, Almonte
If you've bought gorgeous new perennials only to have them die over the winter, you'll want to come and hear Suzanne. Whitehouse Nursery trial grows many of their new plants before they recommend them.
Suzanne will also bring perennial plants that you can purchase after the meeting. Please bring cash or cheque to make your purchases.
 
For further information, contact Denyse at 613-425-1157 or greelygardenersgroup@gmail.com
Gardening Related Information of Note
Special Announcements

ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE - 
Saturday May 28 
Andrew Shield Park   9AM SHARP

If you will be dividing perennials or pulling out healthy ornamental plants and shrubs this spring, please consider donating them to the GGG for our annual spring plant sale fundraiser. Please bring these by 8 a.m.


MEMBERS' GARDENS TOUR -
 Saturday, June 25

This morning event is free of charge, but you must register for it. We will all gather at an assigned location, then carpool to visit the members' gardens which have been graciously opened to us.  A reminder will be sent to registrants in the days before the event.

LEEDS GRENVILLE AREA FIELD TRIP -
 Saturday, July 23
 
Registrations are open at the June 1 meeting.
FEE:  $40.   Payment Due Upon Registration. By Cash or Cheque only.
(Cheques to be made to the Greely Gardeners Group.)

The $40 Fee Includes: Travel on board an air-conditioned coach (56-passenger) bus; visits to the Machal Gardens in Spencerville, and Janet Campbell's Garden in Merrickville; Lunch at the Brigadoon Restaurant in Oxford Mills.
 
GGG Registration Policy:
Must be a registered GGG MEMBER. Anyone wanting to join us by car must pay the FULL registration price. There will be NO REFUNDS.  Please check your calendars before registering.