Monday, 15 September 2014

Results of the 52nd Annual Flower Show and Vegetable Show

Thank you to the organizers and participants in this year`s show. It was another successful venture.
The list of winning entries is shown below.Congratulations to all who participated. You are all winners!

Best Red Rose Trophy-Red Rose Plaque(Rose Bowl) Lynda Wheeler
Best Pink Rose-Joan Dunham Plaque Lynda Wheeler
Best Hydrangea-Lorraine Martin Plaque Marilyn Carnie
Best Vegetable-Dave Marsden Plaque John Bick
Judge`s Choice-Best Cultivar Stu Sheppard
Judge`s Choice-Best Houseplant Lorna Thompson
Judge`s Choice Best Flower Design Joe Rasmussens
Most Points Accumulated by an Exhibitor Linda Friend
Judge`s Choice-Best in Show Joyce Bryon

Friday, 5 September 2014

Our Amazing September Speaker

Our next speaker in our Speaker Series will be Victoria(Vikki)Whitney. She is the General Manager of Griffin`s Greenhouses which oddly enough is her family business. This year, Griffin`s is celebrating its 38th year of business,WOW! Victoria has been actively involved as Manager since 2002. She grew up in the business and acquired most of her horticultural expertise and training during that journey.

Victoria was formally trained as a high school teacher and that experience has made her very comfortable in giving numerous seminars and workshops offered by Griffin`s Greenhouses. You can see the list of topics by visiting their website

Throughout her career she has spoken at numerous events throughout Ontario and has twice in the past been one of the speakers at the prestigious Canadian Greenhouse Conference.

When not digging in the rich earth at the greenhouse, Victoria is busy at home in her own gardens and orchestrating the life of a wife to Darryl and a mom to two budding gardeners Olivia(13) and Ben(10).

Victoria will be speaking to us on Thursday,September 18th 2014 at 7pm at the Presbyterian Church Hall which is located at the corner of Joseph and Queen Streets. Her topic is very appropriate for this time of year: Fall Planters. We know you will enjoy Victoria as she shares her expertise with us. Looking forward to seeing you on the 18th.