Kemptville Horticultural Society

Submitted by Catherine Johnson
The Kemptville Horticultural Society welcomes all men and women, from novice (or wannabe) gardeners to master gardeners. Some members have well established gardens and some come to get ideas on where to start.
The society meets the third Wednesday of the month at the Kemptville Pentecostal Church at 1964 County Road 43 at 7:30 pm. Each month we have a guest presentation following our short business meeting.
Since our last newsletter in March, the society has welcomed some exciting guests to help get us excited about the upcoming gardening season. In March we welcomed Dave Dunn from Rideau Woodland Ramble who gave an informative presentation called “Shrubs: Diversity & Drama in the Garden. We saw how using shrubs of different sizes, shapes, colors and textures can add interest and drama to the garden. April brought us Judy Wall of Rockwall Gardens in Perth . She gave a presentation on rock and alpine gardening. Do not worry if you missed these presentations. At our May meeting, we are looking forward to a presentation from Susan from Whitehouse Perennials in Almonte, and in June a presentation by Doug Britain about photography in the garden. At our May meeting we will also have our spring flower show, showcasing flowers from member’s own gardens.
If you are looking for plants for your own garden, please join us at our annual plant sale at Ferguson Forest Center on Saturday, May 14 from 8:30 am to 1pm. We will also have volunteers on site in the plant section at the Hey Day Garage Sale that benefits the Kemptville Hospital on June 10 and 11.
You are welcome to be our guest at your first meeting and enjoy the program. Our next meeting is on Wednesday May 18 at 7:30 pm at 1964 County Road 43. If you are interested in joining, yearly membership fees are $15. Whether you are an experienced gardener or someone moving into one of the many new homes being built in North Grenville, we will have something of interest for you. There is also plenty of free gardening advice available during coffee and refreshments. We look forward to meeting you.

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