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Greenleaf Newsletter


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June 2018 Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGEGardening Season is in full bloom! It is a busy time, as we discover what has taken root from our past plantings and we work tirelessly to keep the weeds in check.  Finding space to add new plants can be a challenge, but a good gardener can always make room or add another container! Our Speaker, Peter Green comes to us from Greenhouse on the River in Lakefield with ideas
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May 2018 Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE May is symbolic for me with Gardening, Family Birthdays and Mother’s Day – all of which translate to Flowers and Plants.Our presenter this month, Lizzie Matheson is a Floral Designer Extraordinaire. She will teach, enlighten and dazzle you with her tips, stories and designs. You will be awed with her floral creations and laugh along as she infuses her humour into each piece
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April 2018 Greenleaf

CELEBRATING GARDEN HUMOURApril Fool's Day is past, but goodness knows, if anyone needs to keep a sense of humour, it is the Gardener. There are several theories about the origin of this day, but for our purposes, the Encyclopedia Britannica theory works best. The timing of this day of pranks seems to be related to the arrival of spring when nature "fools" mankind with fickle weather. Well, ain't
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March2018Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE I am looking forward to enjoying longer days filled with sunshine, as we are just a few weeks away from the arrival of spring and the beginning of daylight savings time. The changes have begun in my garden and I am anxious to get out for a spring cleaning being mindful of leaving some leaves and branches for the protection of my backyard insects, birds and critters. I recently
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February 2018 Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGEOne of the benefits of gardening, in our part of Canada, is that we have the ideal weather in the winter months to stay indoors pondering and planning our garden spaces for the new season. I use this time to think about what I would like to do differently, as I research my options, and start to put a plan into place. Gardening websites, Pinterest, YouTube and magazines are all great
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January 2018 Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Welcome to the New Year!The Oshawa Garden Club will be turning 87 in 2018, quite an accomplishment for a volunteer organization. We are still green and growing with a strong membership base and our commitment and vision remain relevant. We continue to be educated and inspired and we have many accomplished gardeners attending our meetings. We continue to promote partnerships in the
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November 2017 Greenleaf

WHAT'S THE STORY, MORNING GLORY?THE STORY IS...THE NOVEMBER MEETING IS BIG!ARRIVE EARLY! The doors open for members at 6:30 pm and for vendors at 5:00 pm.The GREETER tonight is Merle...will there be antics?! Arrive early for the CRAFT SHOW and shop until you drop at our annual one-of-a-kind, craft show. We plan to have a dozen tables, showcasing watercolours, stained glass, note cards,
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October 2017 Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGEI wake up to dark skies and enjoy cool, crisp morning walks and warm sunny days. Fall is coming and it is my favourite time of the year. I look forward to the bright colours of the turning leaves, pumpkin carving, and planting for my spring gardens. The grasses that have shared space, often unseen, in my summer containers are now focal points with their splendor. As gardeners, we
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September 2017 Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGEWelcome back!I hope that your summer was all that you had wished. I enjoyed garden tours and jaunts with friends, visiting new garden centres, and returning to many inspiring spots. I reconnected with our cottage neighbours and shared meals served al fresco. My gardens are a buzz with bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. We did have rain, a great deal of rain, but I appreciated not
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June 2017 Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGEGardening season is here!There is so much to do and see!The Plant Sale was an enormous success, even with a bit of rain.Thanks to Gloria, Garry, and their committee, along with our members who donated their time, plants and lawns for Plant Sale signs. Garry has some plants for sale so be sure to watch for his van and trailer or ask him about his driveway sales.I would like to thank
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May2017Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGENo matter where I go in the Gardening World, I am pleased to meet, chat and share with other gardeners. We are such a happy and enthusiastic group of people, at this time of year, as we anticipate our plants crowning through the earth, trees budding, and all our green garden plans are starting to unfold.This is a busy time for your Oshawa Garden Club and we hope you will join us
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April 2017 Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGEI would like to extend a warm welcome and a Happy Spring to our members!It is the membership that drives the Oshawa Garden Club. Like many non-profit organizations, there are a number of volunteers who work to make each meeting, event, and community involvement a success. Thank you to the volunteers for organizing the following events!We want to make it easy for you to participate,
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