Guest Speaker -  Minoo Banaei - 'Decorating for the Seasons'
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Minoo Banaei - 'Decorating for the Seasons'

Minoo is an experienced florist, the owner of Bel Fiore Flowers, and has taught at Algonquin College.

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table, and light refreshments to follow.

Mini show:
1) “Beauty of Autumn” - A small arrangement showcasing the beauty of Autumn leaves only
2) “Creative Carving” - Display a carved pumpkin or gourd
3) “Favourite Photo of Fall” - Photograph displaying the beauty of this season

Entries are limited to one entry per person, per class. Live materials should be in possession of the exhibitor for at least three months, excepts for bulbs. Material for design may be purchased.

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Guest Speaker -  Rebecca Last - 'Plant Guilds: Taking Companion Planting to the Next Level'
Jan
16
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Rebecca Last - 'Plant Guilds: Taking Companion Planting to the Next Level'

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table, and light refreshments to follow.

Mini show:
1) “Winter Interest” - A stalk or branch that provides winter beauty in your garden
2) “Indoor Blooms” - Houseplant or bulb currently blooming
3) “When I’m not gardening, I like to… “ - Display a favourite craft of hobby

Entries are limited to one entry per person, per class. Live materials should be in possession of the exhibitor for at least three months, excepts for bulbs. Material for design may be purchased.

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Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - TBD

Gardening with ornamental grasses.

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table, and light refreshments to follow.

Mini show:
1) “Snowflake Beauty” - Photo, drawing or other medium showcasing the intricate beauty of snowflakes
2) “Brighten up February” - A small arrangement of bright colourful flowers
3) Your choice - Any item you would like to share

Entries are limited to one entry per person, per class. Live materials should be in possession of the exhibitor for at least three months, excepts for bulbs. Material for design may be purchased.

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Guest Speaker - Rebecca Last - How to start seeds - 'All From a Little Seed' Equipment, timing, conditions, troubleshooting, hardening off
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Rebecca Last - How to start seeds - 'All From a Little Seed' Equipment, timing, conditions, troubleshooting, hardening off

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table, and light refreshments to follow.

Mini show:
1) “What’s flowering at your house?” - Flowering Houseplant
2) Cacti or another succulent
3) “Happy Easter” - a small flower design featuring Easter eggs

Entries are limited to one entry per person, per class. Live materials should be in possession of the exhibitor for at least three months, excepts for bulbs. Material for design may be purchased.

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Guest Speaker - Edythe Falconer - "Blowing in the Wind" Ornamental Grasses
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Edythe Falconer - "Blowing in the Wind" Ornamental Grasses

Gardening with ornamental grasses.

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table, and light refreshments to follow.

Mini show:
1) “Welcome Spring” - Your choice to celebrate Spring 2019
2) Your choice - Share a hobby project
3) “Bring on Spring” - Forced branch

Entries are limited to one entry per person, per class. Live materials should be in possession of the exhibitor for at least three months, except for bulbs. Material for design may be purchased.


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Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Anne Clark-Stewart - Show What You Grow

'Show What You Grow'  and 'Changes in the new Ontario Judging and
Exhibiting Standards'.

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table and light refreshments to follow

Mini Show:
1. "Snowflake Beauty" photo, drawing, or other medium showcasing the intricate beauty of snowflakes
2. "Be my Valentine" - a design of your choice
3. Your choice. Any item, plant, etc. you would like to share

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Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Kerri Weller - Botanical Art: History and Contemporary Aspects

"Kerri Weller is a contemporary botanical artist, specializing in realistic, classical paintings of the plant world.

BOTANICAL ART | Expressing the beauty of the plant world.
Kerri’s paintings bring together art and science to create precise and graceful plant portraits. Her style is characterized by classical techniques in oil and watercolour, a strong design aesthetic, accuracy and attention to detail.

Trained as a graphic designer and medical illustrator, Kerri is equally at home painting for fine art and commercial markets. Her work has a variety of commercial applications from food and product design, to greeting cards and editorial illustration."


Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table and light refreshments to follow

Mini Show:
1. "My Favourite Season Is..." a photo of your favourite season
2. "What's Blooming at My House" houseplant or bulb currently blooming
3. Your interpretation of "Happy New Year 2019" (flower arrangment, photo, craft, etc)

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Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Potluck Dinner, Annual General Meeting & Awards Night


PROGRAM FOR THE EVENING

Welcome
Blessing & Dinner
AGM:
Call for nominations from the floor
In memoriam
President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report, Appointment of Auditors
OHA special guest: Sheila King (District 2 Executive)
Board of Directors (changes/elections)
Dessert
Long-time Members
Nepean Horticultural Society Constitution
(update)
Awards & Trophies
Door Prizes
Closing Remarks

(Nov. 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019)

Note: The AGM is for NHS Members and invited guests. Memberships can be purchased/renewed online or at the greeters table.

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Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Mary Anne Van Berlo - Putting Your Garden to Bed

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table and light refreshments to follow

Mini Show:
1. "Just leaf it alone..." A small arrangement showcasing the beauty of Autumn
2. What is still blooming in your garden? Any perennial or annual from your garden, 1 stem, stalk or spray
3. "Gorgeous Gourds" a small arrangement of seasonal gourds

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Moe Garahan (alt Jordan Bouchard) - Just Food: What's it all About

Moe Garahan | Executive Director | Just Food

"Moe has been working on food and farming issues in Ottawa since 1995.  She was part of the founding teams in Ottawa for the Good Food Box, the Community Gardening Network and Just Food itself.  Since 2004, she has been the Executive Director of Just Food, working with teams to build a range of community-based, long-term initiatives to integrate food access and food localism within the mixed urban and rural settings of the Ottawa region."

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Emma Terrell- Creating Succulent Terrariums

website: The Urban Botanist
email: theurbanbotanist@outlook.com
telephone: 613-415-4070

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table and light refreshments to follow

Mini Show:
1. Forced branch, 1 any type, named
2. "Luck of the Irish" green foliage houseplant
3. Your choice - share a hobby project

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Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Mary Reid (Green Thumb Garden Centre) - 'Edibles in the Garden' - incorporating edible plants into your flower garden

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table and light refreshments to follow

Mini Show:
1. "Beautiful Winter" - a photograph you took of a winter scene. 
2. "Be my Valentine" - a design of your choice, featuring red flowers.
3. Your choice. Any item, plant, etc. you would like to share.

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Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Guest Speaker - Julianne Labreche - Getting Rid of Your Lawn

Fee: $4 for non-members
Notes: Mini flower show, opportunity table and light refreshments to follow

Mini Show: 
1. "Apples, Apples" - any design featuring a minimum of 5 apples
2. What is still blooming in your garden? Any perennial or annual from your garden, 1 stem, stalk, or spray.
3. Your choice - any entry you would like to share.

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