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2019 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Our meetings are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 821 March Rd (lane way entrance to the Old Town Hall is on Klondike Rd across from Shopper’s Drug Mart) $5 for non-members.

February 5

Designing for Comfortable Outdoor Living

Jeff Rolland, Yards Unlimited

Jeff Rolland, Certified Landscape Designer from Yards Unlimited joins the

Kanata-March Horticultural Society's February meeting to discuss the specifics of

space planning and designing hardscapes as well as planning for the softscapes of

a property. He will provide some examples of some smaller-scale projects that are

increasingly important due to smaller residential lot sizes.

March 5

Plant for Incredible Edibles

David Hinks, Master Gardner plus Seed Exchange. print template

David Hinks joins the Kanata-March Horticultural Society to discuss the ingredients

necessary to grow vegetables successfully – preparing the site, amending the soil,

choosing appropriate varieties and planting at the appropriate time, starting

seedlings, transplanting, watering, weeding and pest and disease control.

April 2

Water Features in the Garden

Richard Inchley of Richard Inchley Ponds & Aquaria

Richard will provide an introduction to water features, encompassing both ponds

or pond-less water features (bubbling rocks, bubbling columns, container water

feature), and what is involved with adding a water feature to your property.

May 4

Clean the Capital event

The Clean the Capital event will take place at the Old Town Hall, 821 March Road

on Sat., May 4th from 9 a.m. until 12 noon with a rain date of May 5th from 11 a.m.

until 2 p.m. The clean up will revolve around tidying up the Molly Wilson Memorial

Garden in preparation for the gardening season. We provide yard waste and

garbage bags; you provide enthusiasm, a sense of pride and the necessary

tools to get the job done.

May 7

Hydrangeas and Flowering Shrubs

Suzanne Patry, Whitehouse Perennials & Display Gardens

Suzanne and Bruce will discuss the many ways that hydrangeas and other

flower shrubs can be used in garden design. They can be part of a foundation

planting, used for a privacy hedge or as stand alone specimen plants in a

mixed border. There are many different foliage textures and colours to choose

from as well as a wide range of flower forms. This presentation will look at their

top shrub picks for this area, including one of their favourites, the Hydrangea.

May 18

Our 47th Annual KMHS Plant Sale will take place at the Old Town Hall, 821 March Road,

on Saturday, May 18th, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This is a “rain or shine” event! We sell

plants donated by our members at the sale, perennials for sun and shade, edibles

(including heirloom tomato plants), small shrubs and house plants.  This is our only

planned fundraiser for 2019, with proceeds from this year’s sale supporting our KMHS

program and the 3-year revitalization plan for the Molly Wilson Gardens at our meeting

place, the Old Town Hall. Prices range from $3 to $10 per plant, cash sales only.

May 18

Our 47th Annual KMHS Plant Sale will take place at the Old Town Hall, 821 March Road,

on Saturday, May 18th, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This is a “rain or shine” event! We sell

plants donated by our members at the sale, perennials for sun and shade, edibles

(including heirloom tomato plants), small shrubs and house plants.  This is our only

planned fundraiser for 2019, with proceeds from this year’s sale supporting our KMHS

program and the 3-year revitalization plan for the Molly Wilson Gardens at our meeting

place, the Old Town Hall. Prices range from $3 to $10 per plant, cash sales only.

June 4

KMHS Flower Show & Dessert Potluck

Gay MacQuarrie, OHA Judge.

Please contact Kitty Langill at KMHS with any questions or concerns.

Happy planning!

Classes

Rules & Tips

 

 

 

July and August

Summer Break. Enjoy your garden!

September 3

Introduction to Seed Bombs and Vermicomposting

Kristen Campbell, Radical Roots

Kristen will discuss:

*The philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka

*How seed bombs work

*The advantages of using natural farming on soil and biodiversity

*How vermicomposting (worm composting) works and why its crucial

to protecting our environment

October 1

Fall, Final Garden Fling!

Nancy McDonald, Master Gardener

Master Gardener Nancy McDonald will discuss important fall gardening activities

to perform in September and October.  What to plant, store, move or divide; the

importance of top-dressing; garden clean up while leaving seed heads in place

for over-wintering birds and providing winter interest.  “What” and “how” to

winter-protect will also be discussed.  There is still fun (and some work!)

in the garden for you, and doing these activities will ensure a well-prepared

garden in 2020!

November 5

KMHS AGM

Making Scents of Your Garden

Judith Cox, Master Gardener

At the conclusion of the Kanata-March Horticultural Society’s Annual General

Meeting, Master Gardener Judith Cox joins us to discuss the role and importance

of scent in the garden.  This will include how scent triggers memories, is good

for your mental health, and how it adds another layer of beauty to your garden.

 

 

 

December 3

Year end Potluck Supper and Photo Competition Results