Meetings and Special Events Archive

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Although the GGG tries to post reports and information from our monthly meetings, we regret that technical problems make some of these reports unavailable. If you cannot open a link, please let us know by email (CLICK HERE).

Monthly Meetings 2021 (All meetings held via ZOOM)
        January 6   2019 Chelsea Flower Show with Heather Clemenson
        February 3   Terrariums:  Self-Sustaining Tabletop Ecosystems with Emma Terrell
        March 3   Colour Through the Seasons with Rob Stuart
        April 7   Design Basics and Plant Selection with Mary Ann Van Berlo
        May 5   Makeovers for Tired Gardens and Tired Gardeners with Mary Sherman Reid
        June 21  Square Foot Gardening with Beth Tilbury
        September 1  Gardening Tips for the Birds with Julianne Labreche
         October 6  Pruning Deciduous Trees and Shrubs with Cindy Cluett
        November 3  House Plants with Lesley Peace
        December 1  Dancing Dahlias wih Olivia Chuchryk

2021 Special Events
        Annual Virtual Spring Plant Sale – May 29, 2021 
        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 26, 2021 — cancelled ue to COVID-19
        Summer Field Trip – July 17, 2021 — cancelled ue to COVID-19
        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 1, 2021 — cancelled ue to COVID-19

Monthly Meetings 2020
        January 3   New York City: The High Line Garden with Rob Brandon
        February 4   Winter Birds of Eastern Ontario with Dave Moore

        March 4   Containers and Planters with Cindy Cluett

NOTE:  All of the monthly meetings scheduled for the remainder of 2020 were cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 situation. The situation remained such that in-person meetings would not be possible for some time. It is hoped that the speakers and topics listed below could be rescheduled. 
        Dahlias: Flamboyant and Fascinating with Olivia Chuchryk
        Garden Insect Pests and How to Manage Them with Mary Anne Jackson-Hughes
        Inter-Planting Edibles in a Flower Garden with Mary Shearman Reid

2020 Special Events
        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 30, 2020         (CANCELLED)
        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 20, 2020         (CANCELLED)
        Field Trip to Montreal Botanical Gardens – July 18, 2020         (CANCELLED)
        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 2, 2020         (CANCELLED)

Monthly Meetings 2019
        January 3   Cacti and Succulents with Linda Muckle
        February 7   Growing Vegetables in Pots and Small Spaces with Cindy Cluett

        March 7   Photograph Flowers Like a Pro with Anne Johnston

        April 3  Amazing Annuals with Josie Pazdzior
        May 1  Gardening for the Bees with Julianne Labreche
        June 5  My Luscious Lucrezias: Some Poisonous Plants to Just Die For with Brian Carson
        September 4  Spring Bulbs:  An Essential for Every Garden with Mary Ann Van Berlo
        October 2  Flowering Shrubs with Robert Glendinning
        November 6 Christmas Floral Arrangements with Michelle Vanden Bosch

2019 Special Events
        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 25, 2019
        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 22, 2019
        Field Trip to Beechwood Cemetery Gardens and Mackenzie King Estate – July 20, 2019
        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 4, 2019

Monthly Meetings 2018
        January 4   From Sun to Shade with Diane McClymont Peace
        February 1   Unusual Edibles and Perennial Vegetables with Telsing Andrews

        March 1   Creating Gardens in Shade with Dave Dunn and Rob Caron
                                handout on ‘List of Shade Plants’
        April 4   Clematis in Your Garden with André Poliquin
                                handout ‘Clematis Tips’

        May 2  Gardening Basics with Mary Shearman Reid
        May 30  Scented Gardens with Judith Cox
        September 5  Fall: Final Garden Fling with Nancy MacDonald
        October 3  Winter Interest in Your Garden with Edythe Falconer
        November 7   Holiday Floral Arrangements with Michelle Vanden Bosch

Please note:
        We regret that there are no reports available for most monthly meetings
        and special events from September 2015 to 2018.

2018 Special Events
        Annual Spring Plant Sale – June 2, 2018
        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 23, 2018
        Field Trip to Kinburn Area Gardens – July 21, 2018
        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 5, 2018

Monthly Meetings 2017
        January 5   Growing Soft Fruit with Mary Shearman Reid
        February 2   Growing Culinary Herbs with Fran Dennett
        March 2   Raised Bed Gardening with Catherine Disley Engler
        April 5   The Three Tenors Plus One — Iris Peony, Daylily and Lily with Ken Brown
        May 3   Mucking About in the Dirt — Gardening Safely with Nancy Mac Donald
        June 7   What’s New — What’s Still Wondeful with Cindy Cluett
        September 13   Gardening for Continuous Joy with Judith Cox
        October 4   Attracting Birds to Your Garden with Tony Beck and Nina Stavlund
        November 1   Holiday Floral Arrangements with Michelle VandenBosch

2017 Special Events

        Annual Spring Plant Sale – June 10, 2017

        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 24, 2017
        Field Trip to ‘Mosaicanada 150’ and Central Experimental Farm – July 22, 2017
        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 6, 2017

Monthly Meetings 2016
        January 7   Lawn Care and Alternatives with Mary Shearman Reid
        February 4   Growing Wonderful Plants from Seeds with Rebecca Last
        March 3   Pruning Shrubs and Small Trees with Diane McClymont Peace

        April 13  Growing Vegetables with Ken Brown

        May 4  Growing Succulents with Laura Moses
        June 1  The Best of the New Perennials and Shrubs with Suzanne Patry
        September 7  Dwarf Conifers with Cindy Cluett
        October 5  Bringing Plants Indoors with Diane McClymont Peace
        November 2  Holiday Arrangements with Michelle VandenBosch

2016 Special Events

        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 28, 2016

        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 25, 2016
        Field Trip to Leeds and Grenville Area Gardens  – July 23, 2016
        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 7, 2016

Monthly Meetings 2015

        January 8   Secrets to Healthy, Beautiful Trees with Marcel Beauchamp
                handout on ‘Pruning Trees’
        February 5   Garden Pests and Diseases with Diane McClymont Peace
                ‘presentation slides’
                handout on ‘Carpenter Bees’
        March 5   The Selection and Care of Perennials with Robert Wolodarski
        April 1  Growing Roses with André Poliquin
                handout on ‘Information on Roses by André Poliquin’

        May 6  Amazing Annuals with Mary Ann Van Berlo
        June 3  What’s New at the Garden Centre with Cindy Cluett
        September 2  Hydrangea and Flowering Shrubs with Suzanne Patry
        October 7  Growing Healthy Hostas with Ann Frederking
        November 4  Flower Arranging for the Holiday with Michelle VandenBosch        

2015 Special Events

        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 23, 2015

        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 20, 2015
        Field Trip to Perth Area Gardens – July 25, 2015
        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 2, 2015

Monthly Meetings 2014
        January 9   My Big Fat Garden Reno with Rebecca Last
        February 6   Gardening with Childen with Judith Cox
        March 6   Pondless Water Features with Benjamin Stapper

                 handout on ‘Water Features’
        April 2  Questions and Answers with Ed Lawrence
        May 7  Big, Bold and Beautiful with Nancy MacDonald
                 handout on ‘Big, Bold and Beautiful Plants’

        June 4  Dazzling Daylilies with Kelly Noel
        September 3  You’re Not Done Yet! with Mary Shearman Reid
        October 1  Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden with Marilyn Light
        November 5  Arranging Garden Flowers with Diana Carr

2014 Special Events

        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 25, 2014

        Ottawa’s Official Garden Day – June 13, 2014
        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 21, 2014
        Field Trip to Maitland Garden of Hope and Old Augusta – July 19, 2014
        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 3, 2014

Monthly Meetings 2013
        January 3   Orchids with Douglas Vye
        February 7   Lawn Maintenance with Neill Ritchie
        March 7   Fruit Trees and Shrubs for Cold Climates  with Doug King

                Doug King’s handout on ‘Fruit Trees’
        April 3  A Naturialist Garden with Jeff Skevington
                Jeff Skevington’s handout of ‘Native Plants’

        May 1  Vegetable Gardens: What to Grow in Ottawa with Amber Payne
        June 5  A Low Maintenance Gardens with Mary Reid
        September 4  Ornamental Grasses with Edythe Falconer
        October 2  Seasonal Planters with Joanne Plumber
        November 6  Composting and Soil Conditioning with Marcel Beauchamp

2013 Special Events

        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 25, 2013

        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 22, 2013
        Field Trip to Montreal Botanic Gardens – June 15, 2013
        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 4, 2013

Monthly Meetings 2012
        January 5   Shrubs in the Garden: Diversity and Drama
with Dave Dunn and Rob Caron
        February 3   Birds and Bird Feeders with Jim Tutton
        March 3   Trees for Your Garden  with Crispin Wood
        April 4  2012’s Best New Perennials with Richard Aubert
        May 2   Creating Your Spring and Summer Planters with Catherine Disley
        June 6   Culinary Herbs and Their Uses with George and Gerry
        September 5  Irises with Sandy Ives
        October 3 The Monarch Butterfly: a Phenomenon of Nature
                        with Jean Lauriault 
        November 3   Seasonal Planters with Catherine Disley

2012 Special Events

        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 26, 2012
        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 23, 2012

        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 5, 2012

Monthly Meetings 2011
        January 6   Growing Vegetables from Seed with guest speaker, Bill Bitz
        February 3   Questions and Answers with Joan and Peter Knippel
        March 3   Landscape Design Starting from Scratch with Marianne Schmitz
        April 6   Magnolias, Japanese Maples and Rare Trees for Eastern Ontario
                         with Richard Aubert

        May 4   Roses of the Central Experimental Farm with Edythe Falconer
                Edythe Falconer’s list of ‘Pests and Diseases of Roses’

        June 1   Vines and Climbers with Mary Reid
        September 7   Planting Bulbs for Spring and Storing Tubers Over Winter
                        with Neill Ritchie
        October 5   Preparing Your Gardens for Winter with Lindley McPhail
        November 2   Renovating Gardens with Mary Reid

2011 Special Events

        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 28, 2011
Field Trip to Central Experimental Farm Rose Gardens – June 11, 2011 
                Edythe Falconer’s list of ‘Pests and Diseases of Roses’
        Members’ Gardens Tour – June 25, 2011

        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 7

Monthly Meetings 2010

        January 6   Vermicomposting with guest speaker, Andrew Aitkin
        February 4   (no meeting)
        March 4   Japanese Flower Arranging with guest speaker, Wendy Batson,
                         Ohara School of Ikebana
        April 7   Edible Weeds with guest speaker, Bob Stanley
        May 5   Growing and Using Gourds with guest speaker, Claudette Hart
        June 2   Wild Flowers with guest speaker, Phillip Fry
        September 1   Presentation on Longwood Gardens with guest speaker,
                        Pauline Myre
        October 6   Bird Feeder Wreaths with guest speaker, Sue Hiltz
        November 3   Rock Gardens with guest speaker, Judy Wall,
                        Rockwall Gardens
2010 Special Events
        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 29, 2010
Neighbourhood Gardens Walk – June 19, 2010
        Summer Field Trip and Picnic – July 17, 2010

        Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 1, 2010

2009 Special Events

        Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 23, 2009
Members’ Gardens Tour – June 20, 2009
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