Thursday, 1 March 2012

March Meeting: Creating a Perennial Garden of Continuous Bloom

First Snowdrop
March Meeting
Tuesday March 13, 2012
Photo Competition Night
Topic: Creating a Perennial Garden of Continuous Bloom
Speaker:  Lorraine Roberts

Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave East (at Leslie)
7:30pm
Everyone Welcome!
Please Invite a Friend to Explore our Garden Club
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The first snowdrops have made an appearance and that means it's time to really start thinking about the gardening year ahead. Check out our March meeting to learn how to create a perennial garden of continuous bloom from garden expert Lorraine Roberts, author of “A Recipe for Continuous Bloom.”  Lorraine and her husband are the owners of Plant Paradise Country Gardens, a unique organic perennial nursery and garden centre located in Caledon.  It features extensive perennial display gardens of continuous bloom including many rare and unusual plants they grow and sell.  For more information visit:

March also means it is time for one of our favourite and most-anticipated shows of the year:  the Annual Photography Night Competition.  Share your garden and travel adventures both at home and abroad with NTHS members. Here are this year's categories and the show rules.

SECTION 1 YOUR INTERPRETATION OF THE SEASONS 
1 Spring:  Same Season – Different Year Spring
2 Summer:  Same Season – Different Year Summer
3 Fall:  Same Season – Different Year Fall
4 Winter:  Same Season – Different Year  Winter

SECTION 2 FAIRLY GENERAL, BUT HOPEFULLY CHALLENGING
5 Travel:  Of somewhere we can all recognize
6 On the Beach:  Be nice about this, we don’t want to censor you.
7 Reflection:  In the water, on a window, in a mirror, in someone’s eye, etc.
8 Construction Site:  House, subway, shed, condo, highway, etc.
9 Imagine Something:  Surprise Me!  Something that doesn’t fit any of the other stuff

SECTION 3 REALLY SPECIFIC STUFF  –  DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT PLANTS
10 Close Up:  Really close-up of an object: pencil, pen, cup & saucer etc. (No Insects!)
11 A Horse:  ..is a horse of course, unless of course the horse is Mr. Ed or any of his relatives.
12 An Old Tool:  …and don't even think about taking a photo of me!

SECTION 4 BLACK & WHITE
13 Any Subject:  So long as it is Black & White & not Gray & Dull & bland.

SECTION 5 HORTICULTURE! KNOCK YOURSELVES OUT!
14 An Insect:  Doing nasty stuff to your plant or just hanging round doing insecty things.
15 A Veggie:  Growing, not sitting in your salad. 
16 Really White:  The whitest flower/plant that you can spot.
17 A Tree:  Big or small, even if you didn't hear it fall
18 A Weed:  My favourite growing thing.  I now have an affinity after yanking so many.

RULES FOR THE MARCH 13 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
1 Exhibitors may submit ONE entry in each class.
2 Print may be 4" x 6" or 5" x 7" max OR any size in between. 
3 Prints must be UNMOUNTED (No Frames! )
4 All photographs must have been taken by the exhibitor and may not have been entered
in our previous shows.
5 Entries will be judged on overall aesthetic quality, composition & ADHERENCE TO THE DESIGNATED CLASS SUBJECT DEFINITION!

See you in March as we spring into spring!

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