Open Garden – Monbulk

Hi All,

If you are at a loose end tomorrow you might like to visit Val Jackson’s garden, The Nook, located at 5 Tavistock Street Monbulk.

This is a very pretty cottage style medium sized garden.  Plenty of perennials and roses.

The entry fee i$5 and the proceeds go to the local CFA and CWA.

Jan and I visited this garden this morning.

Regards,

Kevin

November 2015 Meeting Info

Hello All,

A few reminders:

The next Club Meeting is to be held next Monday, November 16, 2015 at the Senior Citizens Hall starting at 7:30PM.

The guest Speaker is from Sproutwell Greenhouses.

The current membership stands at 135 however there are a few of last year’s members that still have not renewed their membership.  You are encouraged to do so; if you are not sure if you have paid this year’s subs please contact our Treasurer Ros Bodin on 59669590.

The November Garden Walk will be at the home of Marcia Tesoriero, 15 Douglas Parade, Don Valley.

Evening Garden Walk commencing at 5:30pm.  BYO everything except tea and coffee.

Don’t forget that the last chances you have to register for the Christmas Function on December 14 are either at the next Club Meeting or at the latest at the following garden walk.  The cost for members is $20 and non-members $25.

The first members draw will take place at the Christmas function with the draw prize being $50 cash.  To be eligible to win this prize you first must be a financial member and secondly you must be present when the draw takes place.  If there is no winner on the night the prize jackpots to $100 at the next meeting.  So be in it to win it.

Regards

Kevin

Secretary

151019 Spring Flower Show

 

Spring Flower Show

It’s that time of year again when our gardens have become green with spring leaves. Amongst the leaves are precious fragile blooms.

You are invited to be both contributor and judge at tonight’s annual Spring Flower Show. For those wanting to play a part in the competition, please bring your exhibits soon after 6:30pm to our meeting place, Senior Citizens Hall in Warburton. From 7:30pm members will become judges so bring pens to help cast your votes.

See you then and, bring a prospective member along with you.

Jenny Perkins trip to South America

Here are some photos of Jenny’s recent trip to South America
The homes on the floating island on Lake Titicaca have a floor of reeds at least a meter think. Walking on them feels a bit spongy but the floor is dry. Every year or so they cut more reeds & add to it. The root of these reeds floats like a cork.
Be at Macchu Pichu on the 21st of June to enjoy the winter solstice. The rising sun will shine thru a ‘window’ space in the wall forming a triangle of sunlight on the opposite wall.
Not a nail/glue is used on all these walls…just stone on stone – quite clever really and everything is lined up with the peaks, sun & moon.

 

Spring Flower Show – October Meeting

Hi All members,

The Spring Flower Show is to be held at the October Club Meeting.

The attached is the Exhibit Schedule together with some notes on staging your exhibits.

This will show will be judged on the popular vote basis, i.e. no formal judge.

There will be printed copies of this available at the meeting tonight.

Regards,

Kevin

Click here for details Spring Flower Show

Meeting this Monday

Hi Members, Info and reminders about Monday night.

1. The AGM will commence at 7:00PM – please make sure you register your attendance with the Welcome Stewards.

2. After the AGM the regular Club Meeting will commence at 7:30PM – the slide show of photos submitted by members will be the main topic for the night.

3. Membership fees ($10Pp) are due by the end of August. See Roslyn Bodin and Denise Cosier for payment.

4. It is usual that members gather for dinner in the evening after the Sunday session of the Open Garden Weekend, i.e. October 4. The venue will be the Sam Knott Hotel in Wesburn starting at 6:30PM. In order to assess the numbers involved we are asking for a $10 deposit from those intending to attend. Please see Anne Herrod and Sunil Wickramasurya to pay this deposit. Make sure you keep your receipts.

Regards,

Kevin H

Hello world!

I started blogging for this site when I attended my first Garden Club Meeting in July 2015. To find enough information to even find out where to attended and what time the meetings were held, was not as straight forward as I thought it should be. So here we are.

And then I thought, “why not include photos of members’ gardens and all the other stuff that clubs need?. So I did. Why not upload some pictures of your garden to the site? Send them to spain@ytj.com.au

I hope you can find yourself around the site and gain some information that will make your day an interesting, learning day.

Colin S