Saturday, 2 June 2012

June Meeting: Conquering Your Container Garden Conundrums


June Meeting
Tuesday June 12th, 2012 at 7:30pm
Conquering Your Container Garden Conundrums
Speaker:  Margot Parker
Flower Show
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave. East (at Leslie)
Everyone Welcome!

Gardening in containers presents its own special challenges, culturally and artistically.  At our June meeting, award-winning designer Margot Parker will share some of her secrets for making and keeping your planters extraordinarily beautiful. Margot is a landscape contractor, private garden coach, and owner of Naturescapes and Gardens. She has a passion for pots and containers and has won multiple awards from the City of Toronto.

Transform your containers from "nice" to "WOW"

June is also the time for one of our biggest flower shows of the year.  Be sure to check your gardens for your best blooms and then show them off at the show.  The show categories are listed below and also available in your 2012 Show Guide.  

SECTION 1 CUT SPECIMENS 
CLASS DESCRIPTION 
Allium 1 stem 
Any other  summer flowering bulb, corm, tuber or rhizome not listed above, 1 stem
Aquilegia (columbine)  1 stem 
Clematis 1 stem or spray 
Dianthus 3 stems 
Herbs perennial - named - 3 different types – 1 stem of each 
Hosta 3 leaves – different cultivars – small – in exhibitor’s container 
Hosta 3 leaves – different cultivars – medium – exhibitor’s container 
Hosta 3 leaves – different cultivars – large – in exhibitor’s container 
10  Iris Siberian - 1 stalk 
11  Iris Siberian - any cultivar(s) - 3 stalks 
12  Iris bearded – purple – 1 stalk 
13  Iris bearded – any other colour – 1 stalk 
14  Iris any other type - not listed above - 1 stalk 
15  Oriental poppy  1 stem 
16  Pansy or viola 5 stems - in exhibitor's container
17  A collection of garden flowers 3 or more different types in exhibitor's single container
18 Any perennial not listed above - 1 stem
19  Any perennial not listed above - 3 stems 
20  Flowering branch  36" & under  -  in exhibitor’s container 
  
SECTION 2 PEONIES 
21  Peony - herbaceous  single - Japanese or anemone included - 1 stem 
22  Peony - herbaceous  semi-double - 1 stem 
23  Peony - herbaceous  fully double - 1 stem 

SECTION 3 Roses 
24  Hybrid tea  any colour - 1 specimen bloom 
25  Floribunda  1 stem or spray  
26  Grandiflora  1 stem or spray   
27  Miniature  1 stem or spray 
28  Miniature  1 specimen bloom  
29  Miniature  any colour(s) - 3 stems or sprays 
30  Climber  1 spray or lateral 
31  Rose Modern shrub - 1 stem or spray 
32  Rose selected for fragrance - 1 stem or spray 
33  Rose any other cultivar  - 1 stem or spray 
34  Rose miniature  without foliage - floating in exhibitor's clear glass container
35  Rose any other without foliage - floating in exhibitor's clear glass container
    
SECTION 4 FLORAL DESIGN KALEIDOSCOPE 
36  A-tisket a-tasket A design in a basket suitable for a flower girl 
37  A-tisket a-tasket (NOVICE) A design in a basket suitable for a flower girl 
38  Summer Trifle A design 
39  High Society A design incorporating a wine or champagne glass(es) 
40  The Rainbow Crescent design 
41  Ice Cream Extravaganza Modern Mass design 

Everyone is welcome to attend North Toronto meetings as a guest.  Just introduce yourself at the door and we will be sure to show you around.  

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


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