Monday, 3 October 2011

October Meeting: The Oak Ridges Moraine

Important watersheds originate in the Oak Ridges Moraine

October Meeting 
The Oak Ridges Moraine
Tuesday October 11, 2011
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave. East (at Leslie Street)
Everybody Welcome

With the summer garden season behind us it is time to turn our attention to the splendor of autumn and to resume our garden club activities. Mark Peacock, the Director of Watershed Services for the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, will be joining us at our October meeting. He'll present the fascinating story of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Learn all about its profound ecological importance, its enormous biodiversity, and its crucial role in sustaining the health of the many watersheds that originate there.  The October meeting is also your last chance to show off the bounty of your garden.  We're having our last hort and design show of the year.  Be sure to check your Annual Show Guide for the categories and then wow the North Toronto membership with your the results of your garden skills.

Summer may have passed us by but it is never too soon to start thinking about next year. North Toronto member Margaret Bennet-Alder will have copies of her book The Toronto Gardener's Journal and Source Book 2012 available for purchase at the October meeting so you can start planning. Margaret's book is an invaluable resource for the urban gardener and makes a lovely gift for the extra special green thumb in your life.  For more information check out Margaret's website.  

Just because it's fall doesn't mean there aren't any flowers to be enjoyed. Annual Show Director Mary Audia thought some members might be interested in the Hamilton Garden and Mum Show. There will be over 75,000 blooms and more than 200 varieties of mums on display. The show runs at Hamiton's Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse from October 21st to 30th.  The hours are 10am to 8pm daily. Admission is $6 (but seniors get in for $5). For more information call (905) 546-2489 or check out the Hamilton Garden & Mum Show website.
Check out the Hamilton Garden & Mum Show

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