All member and their guests are welcome to tour 3 of our gardens and then enjoy pot luck together. It is going to be a little different this year, it is going to be even better. Our club is a little too big for a private house so the pot luck will be at a yacht club in Hamilton.
The gardens for touring are:
1-2 pm Jim and Bonnie Hall at 53 Ann Street Dundas
2-3 pm Mike Parrish at 152 Davidson Blvd. Dundas
3-4 Bernie HIne at 74 Little John Road Dundas
4-9 pot luck at Macassa Yacht Club80 Harbour Front Drive Hamilton
Come learn how to prune that fussy overgrown baby of a plant. Left to themselves dahlias will grow until they fall over. Pruning is required to keep the plant a manageable size and to promote flower bud development. It is easy: the rules are simple. Come and see how it is done first hand.
The Royal Botanical Gardens is hosting Plant Faire.
Local horticultural societies will showcase their wares and services.
We will have tubers for sale that are unavailable in the stores.
We will answer any questions about growing, pruning etc.
Local native plant vendors will sell their stock.
Should be fun, hope to see you there.
Come ye all to our tuber auction.
It is awesome with tubers never to be found in stores.
Most tubers go real cheap!! You will not break your bank but you will spend more than you expect because the selection is incredible. Do bring your chequebook and lots of cash.
Those with tubers to donate please come a little early. Please have all your tubers labelled as to name and organized to help speed up the auction.
I hope you did not come out March 13, 2017 as we rescheduled the meeting due to the snow storm. Burlington and Hamilton are being pelted with mucho white stuff.
Come join us to discuss the best way to start the dahlia season.
Come join us to find out how to wake up those little baby tubers.
Get tips from expert gardeners.
Share your own pearls of wisdom with your gardening friends.
Our club president Mike Parrish will give a talk explaining the different forms of dahlias. Kate Sault will talk about her personal journey into the gardening of dahlias. Display tables will be set up showing tubers in growth, seedlings and storage. Photos of gardens with dahlias will be shown. Here is a chance to learn from gifted amateur gardeners.
Come ye all and enjoy dinner at the Trocadero restaurant for our awards ceremony. It truly is a Hamilton institution. Upon arrival you will enjoy wine, bruschetta and garlic bread while mingling in our large private room. Then comes the beautiful buffet meal with two choices of pasta and entre. Dessert will be served.
Cost is $40 per person and includes the meal, taxes, wine and tip. Tis the best deal in town. Please contact Larry Hall and let him know how many are coming.
At the party please pay Caroline cash or cheque. The club will then pay the bill.
See you November 18 at 6.
Tour 3 gardens and then enjoy dinner at the Halls' house.
First stop: Gail and Bob Luckhart 2-3 pm
Second stop: Dan Inkster and Caroline Cutt 330-4:30
Parking available on surrounding streets or Pier 4 park
Third stop: Larry and Tanis Hall 5pm-8 or 9
Please call Larry and Tanis and tell them what you are bringing so we have a good mix of foods. Please bring lawn chairs.
Dahlias are stupid plants. They grow too big for their own good. To obtain healthy plants and optimum flowers it is vital to stop, debranch and debud your plants. At first this is very difficult. Many a member will tell you that they were reluctant to prune their plants for fear of damaging the plant. Never fear! Dahlias can be pruned very hard and hardly notice. Come and see how it is done at the Byrne's garden.
The after show dinner will once again be at our favourite Burlington restaurant. Join us at:
3135 Harvester Road
We will begin with appetizers, wine and conversation at 5:30 until about 6:30. These food items will be paid by the club. Then we sit for dinner a la carte. That's right: you can order anything on the menu. You pay for dinner and any additional drinks you order. See you there!
Garden tours of our members:
1-2 pm Gail and Bob Luckhart in Aldershot, Burlington
2:30-3:30 Kate and Bill Sault in Burlington
Flowered by dinner at:
4-9 Marion and Keith Flowers in Oakville
Please bring chairs and drinks of choice to the Flowers' home. Please call the Flowers to see what you can bring: a starter, salad, vegetable or desert dish.
Email Larry Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP your attendance.
Please see your membership list or newsletter for actual addresses and phone numbers.
Come to Caroline and Dans's place to learn the art of pruning dahlias. These flowers benefit greatly from gentle and informed trimming. The plant stems become sturdier, the blooms bigger and the entire end result tidier. And the plants do not fall over as they are prone to do.
Come to Caroline and Dan's place to learn: stopping, cutting, debranching and debudding.
Please note there is little parking as it is a very small street. You can park your car on nearby Nichol street. Bay Front park is right next door with ample parking. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the park to their house.
Please see your membership list or newsletter for their exact address.