Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Creating a Perennial Garden of Continuous Bloom: March Meeting

Lorraine Roberts
If these spring-like days of March didn't already have you dreaming about the garden, Lorraine Roberts' presentation "Creating a Perennial Garden of Continuous Bloom" probably did the trick. Members scribbled notes continuously as Lorraine wowed us with selection after selection of outstanding, long-blooming perennials.

If you were thrilled by the likes of Helleborus Winter Jewel "Double Painted," Anemone Pumina, and Geum "Fire Storm" surf on over to the Plant Paradise Country Gardens website.  Many of the pictures in Lorraine's presentation can be seen here.  You can also plan a visit to one of Lorraine's springtime Saturday morning workshops  or a special event such as Delphinium Day.

The March meeting was also the night for our first show of the year.  It was a record-breaking affair with 147 entries, the most ever at a North Toronto Photo Night competition.

Congratulations to all the participants.  Our shows are a success thanks to you.  A special congratulations to Best in Show Winner Anna Leggatt for her entry in the "Fall" category and Judges' Choice Winner Andy McCraw for his entry in the "Winter" category.  Members should remember to keep snapping:  the next Photo Night is just one year away.

Check back soon for more details on North Toronto's April Meeting.  Eloise Crabtree Carmichael will share her adventures in one of the world's most famous and admired gardens:  Sissinghurst.  April is also the first flower show of the year.  Categories are available in your Show Guide (every member was sent a guide via email.) They will also be posted on the blog soon.  So get out in the garden and start thinking about your entry.

Until next time, Happy Gardening.

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