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2018 Meetings, Speakers and Events

Meeting Information
Members meet at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of the month and the third Monday in October at St. George's Ukrainian Heritage Centre (LVIV Hall) 38 Lviv Blvd., Oshawa (see map). Free refreshments are offered at 7pm. Please lug-a-mug. There are no meetings in July, August or December.
Easy Care of Houseplants
We are always filled with knowledge and inspiration when the Durham Master Gardeners visit. Bring your questions, as this is an opportunity to ask the experts.
January 8, 2018
Sweetheart Arrangements
Kate Seaver has appeared on various media platforms as a Horticulturist, Garden Designer and Exterior Decor Expert.  Kate is a professionally trained speaker, a frequent television guest, charity fundraiser and magazine writer.
February 12, 2018
Creating a Bee-utiful Garden
Ingrid Janssen will focus her talk on the plight of pollinators living here in Eastern Canada. She will give us the good news and the bad news and she will show us the simple things that we can do in our gardens to encourage and support our native pollinators.
March 12, 2018
Hosta grower, Kevin Elchuk, from Giboshihill Hostas will speak on his gardening passion. It is worth the drive to Camborne to see his display gardens with hundreds of hostas, plus the opportunity to purchase quality plants.
April 9, 2018
District 17 Annual General Meeting & Flower Show
Faith United Church, Courtice
Register March 12, at the Sign-in desk
April 21, 2018
The Pleasure is Mine
Lizzie Matheson is a skilled floral designer, with a passion for gardening and teaching others. Her arrangements have won top awards at Canada Blooms. You will be delighted by her humourous banter as she creates exceptional floral arrangements.
May 14, 2018
Oshawa Garden Club Plant Sale
South Oshawa Community Centre - 9:00 am - 3 pm
May 26, 2018
The Oshawa Peony Festival
Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens Children’s Arena,155 Arena Street, Oshawa 10:00am– 4:00pm

Peony Festival
June 9 & 10, 2018
Summer Containers
Peter Green will give us the latest tips on creating summer containers. Greenhouse on the River (the Otonobee River) just south of Lakefield, is a must see Garden Centre.

Greenhouse on the River
June 11, 2018
Fall Colour in the Garden
John Statham will share his gardening expertise with us. Make the drive to Uxbridge and visit John’s Garden, you will be amazed at his “tucked in the woods” garden centre, well organized plants and unique tree varieties. His spring booth at the Peterborough Garden Show is a do not miss. He usually has a spectacular display of hellebores and more.
September 10, 2018
Preparing our Gardens for Winter
Durham Master Gardener Ingrid Janssen will give a timely talk about getting prepared for winter.
October 15, 2018
Holiday Décor Ideas and Inspiration
It is our tradition at the November meeting to enjoy a design demonstration created with winter greenery. Look forward to our Craft Sale and meet your new Board members at the Annual General Meeting.
November 12, 2018
Master Gardener Elaine Davidson will give a talk on Houseplants. See you in January.
January 14, 2019