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November 2018Greenleaf

CULTIVATING OSHAWA GARDEN CLUB 2018THIS IS OUR YEAR END MEETING The doors will open for craft-vendors at 5:00 pm and for members at 6:30 pm Our Greeter tonight is Gloria, Past President 2014 - 2015 Arrive early and start your shopping at our very own one-of-a-kind show. Our talented members are offering fine art, note cards, stained glass, scarves, bags and luggage, clay garden art, and specialty
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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGEFall is here and I hope that you are enjoying every opportunity to be in your garden. I am finally planting a few things that I purchased over the summer and also some daffodil, tulip and narcissus bulbs. I know that by spring I will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of these colourful blooms. Cleaning up the garden for the end of the season has different meanings for each of
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September 2018 Greenleaf

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Do you wish summer would never end? Or are you like me and starting to look forward to fall. Whatever the case be sure to take this time to enjoy your garden. As a child, I loved summer with the hots days, sunshine and endless outdoor activities. At some point, and I’m not sure exactly when my preference shifted to fall. The days are still bright and warm, the mornings and evenings
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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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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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