OHA Trillium Winter 2013/14 OHA Dist 17 Annual General Meeting Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Registration is done through our club. Please pass your cheque for $30.00 to Linda at club meetings by April 14. more info
Garden Club News is on the news blog Meeting Information Unless stated above, most events have members meeting at 7:30pm on the second Monday of the month and the third Monday in October at St. George's Ukrainian Heritage Centre (LVIV Hall) - 38 Lviv Blvd., Oshawa (map). Free refreshments are offered. Please lug-a-mug. See the Calendar for up to date information.
Visitors to Meetings Bring a friend (or yourself) to the meetings. The guest pays $5 and when they join the $5 goes towards the membership fee. Now that's a great deal! See Membership for details.
OGC President Gloria McCrae's Flower Picks.
Tulip My current pick is the Tulip, mainly because of its connection to WW2 and an upcoming trip. I hope to be in Amsterdam this year in the tulip season and thought it would be nice to think of spring, which is right around the corner.
From Wikipedia: In 1945, the Dutch royal family sent 10,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa in gratitude for Canadians having sheltered Princess Juliana and her daughters for the preceding three years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, in the Second World War. The most noteworthy event during their time in Canada was the birth in 1943 of Princess Margriet to Princess Juliana at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The maternity ward was declared to be officially a temporary part of international territory, so that she would be born in no country and would inherit only her Dutch citizenship from her mother. In 1946, Juliana sent another 20,500 bulbs requesting that a display be created for the hospital, and promised to send 10,000 more bulbs each year. See the President's Message in the Greenleaf Newsletter