Tuesday, 3 April 2012

April Meeting: Sissinghurst Garden

Sissinghurst Garden.  Photo by: Eloise Crabtree Carmichael
April Meeting: Tuesday April 10th, 2012
Topic: Sissinghurst Garden
Speaker: Eloise Crabtree Carmichael
Plus the First Flower Show of the Year
 Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East (at Leslie)
Everyone Welcome!
Please invite a friend to explore our garden club.
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Tour the famous Sissinghurst Garden in England designed by Vita Sackville-West in the 1930s. Sissinghurst is one of the special gardens our speaker Eloise Crabtree Carmichael has recently visited. Eloise is a Landscape Designer with special interests in horticultural history and garden travel. She teaches the European Gardens course at Ryerson University's Life Institute.  She visits gardens in Europe whenever she can and when she's not consulting with clients in their own gardens, can usually be found puttering in her own.  Sissinghurst is one of Eloise's favourite places to visit.

It's also time for the first flower show of the year.  Be sure to show off your blooms as the garden season kicks into high gear.  Here are the categories.

1  Any flowering perennial: 1 stem
2  Crocus:  3 stems
3  Iris:  3 stalks
4  Any other spring flowering bulb, corm or tuber:  1 stem
5   Herb named
6   Pelargonium (geranium)  grown for bloom
7   Pelargonium (geranium)  grown for foliage
8   Pelargonium (geranium)  grown for scent
9   Pelargonium (geranium)  pot 4" & under
10  Gesneriad grown for bloom
11  Gesneriad  grown for foliage
12  Succulent (including cacti) pot 4" & under
13  Succulent (including cacti)  pot over 4"
14  Topiary plant trained or pruned to a form or shape
15  Any plant not listed above - grown for bloom
16  Any plant not listed above - grown for foliage
17  Planter with different plants - artistically grouped ***
18  Planter with succulents - artistically grouped ***
***Pot not to exceed 50 cm (+/- 18") in any direction)
19  Open Water:  Water viewing design using spring flowers
20  Open Water (NOVICE):  Water viewing design using spring flowers
21  Little Peepers:  Miniature design using fresh plant material.  Staged in a white niche dimensions 5" width x 4.5" height x 3" depth.
22  Small Treasure: Small design using mini clay pot.  Space alloted 16" width. Small designs must not exceed 10" in any direction.
23  Stormy Weather:  Abstract design.  Space alloted 23" width.
24  Roots:  A design incorporating decorative wood.

If you have any questions about the April Flower Show contact Show Chair Mary McLean. See you all at the April meeting. Until then, happy gardening.

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