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In this Issue....
21 Indestructible HouseplantsThomas McCavour, Simcoe County Master Gardener
I challenge anyone to maim, injure or destroy my houseplants. I will give the first person that succeeds one half of my favourite Coffee Crisp chocolate bar. Read more...
The Fourth Gardening SeasonAlexandra Wiens – Prince Edward County
This is the fourth season in the gardening calendar: the time when houseplants refresh our senses. Whether it is a window ledge with several different colors of African violets, or a clump of paper white narcissus or the glossy green leaves of the Benjamina fig; indoor plants bring a little of summer to our environment during the cold season. Most gardeners are familiar with several of the more common houseplants sold at nurseries and garden centers. At one time or another, most of us have own a spider plant... Read more...
What do House Plants Know?Edythe Falconer - Ottawa
Book Review “What Plants Know” by Daniel Chamovitz
If “intelligence” is a biological property how does it work in plants? Current research is subjected testy dialogues over interpretations where disagreement rests not as much on results as it does on interpreting them. Having read “What Plants Know” I wonder if I’ve been taking plants for granted... Read more...
We Are Hanging Up the Pencil
Dianne and Gary Westlake, Editors
MGs in Action
Prince Edward County – is doing a radio segment once a month on County FM 99.3.
Grey County – Roseanne Illman
London Middlesex – Monica Delmage, Jennifer Houston, Jane May
Prince Edward County – Julia Lamoca, Susan Warrack
Successfully Completed MG course
London Middlesex – Lee Anderson, Cheryl Losch
Successfully Completed the Certification Exam
Haliburton – Carolyn Langdon
London Middlesex – Sarah Ragalyi, Amy Turnbull
Grey County – Karen Young
Prince Edward County – Kevin Bazkur, Sandy Goranson, Kathy Macpherson
Quinte Tweed – Cathy Pogue
Stratford – Kim Brodhagen, Gord Piggott, Ruth Seyffert,
Prince Edward County – Barbra Stock
London Middlesex – Jennifer Grant
London Middlesex – Eva Norman-Vestergaard, LMMG is privileged to have such a knowledgeable, dedicated person as our member. Eva brings vision, inspiration, skills, advice, experience and friendship to our gardening community.
London Middlesex welcomes Anne McFee
Peterborough welcomes Sue Flinders-Adams who transferred from Haliburton
Halton Region – Lorne Sparrow (a member since 1987)
8:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church 3200 Bayview Avenue (north west corner of Finch and Bayview) – Photography in the Garden – Laura Mills
8:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church 3200 Bayview Avenue (north west corner of Finch and Bayview) – Dwarf Conifers – Darren Heimbecker
March 5 - 8
The 15th annual ever-popular Stratford Garden Festival and the Stratford Master Gardeners’ who have been there from the beginning will again welcome winter weary gardeners with plenty of free advice. For details and a list of exciting speakers, check out http://www.stratfordgardenfestival.com/
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Seedy Saturday at Carling Heights Optimist Centre, 656 Elizabeth St, London ON. London Middlesex Master Gardeners host their 8th Annual Seedy Saturday offering "Seeds to Buy or Swap, Plants, Supplies, Exhibits, Free Advice, Speakers and Demonstrations". Cost for entry is $5.00 Adults, Children under 12 free. Interested Vendors or non-profit Exhibitors may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www.londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com
March 10, 17, and 31
7:00 p.m. – Gardening in the City at Central Library, 251 Dundas St, London ON. ‘Gardening in the City’ Talks are free, fun and informative.
March 10 – Are you Ready for Spring? – Rhonda Persichilli
March 17 – How to have the best Vegetable and Herb Garden Ever! – Ron Rossini
March 31 – Taking the Mystery out of Garden Structures – Curtis Peterson
No pre-registration required. Information www.londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com
March 17 - May 7Tuesday’s, March 17 to May 5 OR Thursday’s, March 19 to May 7, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Seeds to Table, 2015 – at the London Civic Garden Complex, 625 Springbank Drive, London ON. Classroom instruction and hands on workshops cover everything from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, maintaining, harvesting and preserving. The focus is on gardens you can EAT as well as colourful and helpful companion plants. Cost of $100 for 8 sessions will include some basic planting supplies plus consultation for one growing season. Information email@example.com Registration www.londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com
April 2, 3, 4
Thursday, Friday, Saturday of Easter weekend The Peterborough Garden Show with two large arenas full of gardening related vendors, informative speakers all day Friday and Saturday, bus shuttle to parking and many more features. Over 8000 gardeners come to this show annually - don't miss out. For more detail www.peterboroughgardenshow.com or www.peterboroughgardens.ca