Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Bugs Need Love: April Meeting

Ladybug on Wild Geranium

April Meeting
Tuesday April 12, 2011
Flower Show
Topic:  Bugs Need Love
Speaker:  Malcolm Geast

There used to be a time when bugs were the enemy of gardeners. Times have changed. More and more gardeners realize that insects play an invaluable role in a healthy garden. They fill the role of scavengers, breaking down organic matter. They work tirelessly as pollinators.  They attract wildlife.   Even some of the nastier and more destructive bugs like earwigs and aphids have important roles to play as food sources for birds and other insects. Speaker Malcolm Geast is fascinated by the world of insects.  He has documented this world in miniature in thousands of photographs mostly taken in his own garden. His presentation "Bugs Need Love" will give you a whole new appreciation of insects and other miniscule garden critters.

A busy bee on a chive


The April meeting also means the first flower show of the year.  Check your 2011 Show Guide for all the categories.


Join us:


Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave. East (at Leslie)
Studios 1, 2 & 3
7:30pm
Everyone Welcome!





UPCOMING GARDEN EVENTS OF INTEREST

Toronto Gesneriad Society Presents
"Gesneriads Love Classic TV"
Saturday March 26, 2011    9am-5pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East
Studios 1, 2 & 3
Admission: $2
For more info:  Toronto Gesneriad Society

Successful Gardening Show
23rd International Home & Garden Show
March 31-April 3, 2011
International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd.
For more info:  Successful Gardening

Peterborough Garden Show 2011
Friday April 8  6pm-9pm
Saturday April 9  10am-6pm
Sunday April 10  10am-4pm
Evinrude Centre, Peterborough
911 Monaghan Rd.
Admission: $6/day

Toronto African Violet Society
2011 Spring Show and Sale
Saturday April 9th  12noon-5pm
Sunday April 10th  10am-3pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave East

8th Annual Scugog Spring Garden Show
Saturday April 16 10am-5pm
Sunday April 17 10am-4pm
Scugog Recreation Centre
1655 Reach Street, Port Perry
Admission: $5 Day Pass
For more info:  Scugog Spring Garden Show

See you at the April meeting.  Until then, happy gardening.

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