Tuesday, 7 June 2011

June Meeting: Modern Daylilies

Not Your Average Orange Daylily

June Meeting & Flower Show
Speaker:  Reggie Morgan
Topic: Modern Daylilies
Tuesday June 14th, 2011
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave. East (at Leslie)
Everyone Welcome!

Reggie Morgan and her husband John are daylily hybridizers and the owners of Ridley Gardens (219 Ridley Blvd.) in Toronto. You can always find a unique daylily at Ridley Gardens and Reggie and John are more than happy to dig up or divide a plant on the spot to send home with you. In recent years there have been impressive improvements in daylily introductions, namely in bud count, branching, rebloom, "fancy faces" and Northern hardiness. Tips for hybridizing, harvesting and growing daylily seeds will be covered in Reggie's presentation. She will also bring along a good selection of Northern hardy daylily seeds and a few potted daylily plants for sale!  Don't miss this chance to add a stunning new daylily to your garden.

North Toronto members were thrilled with the
outstanding collection of daylilies on offer at
Ridley Gardens.  It was a stop on the
2010 Members' Garden Tour.

Flower and Design Show Reminder:

North Toronto Hort is counting on all members to help make the June Flower and Design show a huge success.  Some of our biggest show contributors will be away for this meeting which means we could be facing fewer entries than usual. But all is not lost! Especially if all our members make even a small contribution. Take a look and you'll see that you have potentially prize-winning blooms growing right in your own backyard.

Cut specimen categories include:  allium, aquilegia, clematis and dianthus. It's peak season for peonies: we want to see your single, semi-double and fully double flowers. Attention rose gardeners: bring in your hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, miniatures and climbers. There are also five design categories to get creative in. For the full list of categories check your 2011 Show Guide.

Share your blooms with the rest of North Toronto Hort.

See you all at the June meeting.  Until then, happy gardening!

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