Wednesday, 6 February 2013

February Meeting: Chasing Spring

Pasque flowers are a sure sign of spring

Had enough of winter yet? If you answered yes, here's some good news for you. Wiarton Willie has predicted an early spring. Hooray for our famous groundhog! North Toronto Hort isn't wasting any time getting into the springtime spirit.  At our February meeting NTHS Member Myint Gillespie will be sharing her presentation "Chasing Spring."
  
Myint retired a few years ago and now spends most of her time in her garden and engaged in gardening activities. She started digging in the dirt in Canada and learned by trial and error.  As her interest grew, she joined garden clubs in a quest to always learn more. Myint's garden is always open to garden clubs and gardeners.

In her presentation "Chasing Spring," Myint will take you to the places she goes to find colorful flowers during the cold and flowerless winter months. It makes the wait for Spring and all its colours a little easier. 


February Meeting
Tuesday February 12, 2012
Speaker:  Myint Gillespie
Topic: Chasing Spring
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave. East at Leslie
7:30pm
Everyone Welcome!


February is also an exciting time for the club as we participate in the annual Get the Jump on Spring 2013 at the Toronto Botanical Garden on Saturday February 23rd. The TBG's annual horticultural open house is a day filled with interesting demonstrations, expert garden advice, a marketplace and even a winter garden tour.  

NTHS will be well represented. Member Andy McCraw will give a talk called "How to Really Look at Your Garden and the Rest of the World." Check out this presentation for some photography advice ahead of our NTHS Photo Show Night in March. Floral designer extraordinaire and NTHS Member Mary Audia will do a demonstration called "Ikebana: Reflections on Nature." Drop by for some design inspiration. And, of course, North Toronto will have a table set up so swing on by, say hello, and encourage your friends to do the same.  We'd love to sign up some new members and share our exciting programming year with them.  Click on the link above for a full schedule of events.

And if all that hasn't got you in the mood for spring consider this:  the Scarborough Garden and Horticulture Society will be hosting the 2013 District 5 AGM: Growing With the Garden on April 27th.  The day will include two excellent guest speakers, a flower show, the opportunity to meet other gardeners and a delicious lunch. Click on the links below for more information.  

2013 OHA District 5 AGM Information Package

2013 OHA District 5 AGM Flower Show Schedule

The cost is $30/person. Any NTHS member wishing to attend should please bring payment by either cash or cheque (payable to the North Toronto Horticultural Society) to the February meeting. 

See you all in February.  Until then, happy gardening.