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November 2018Greenleaf


  • 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 tea. Thank you to Coordinator Nadia 
  • This is the last meeting to purchase your $20.00 ticket for our December 3, 2018, Ukrainian Dinner at LVIV Hall. The Board welcomes all members to mix and mingle and meet your fellow garden club members. Guests welcome. Thank you to Coordinator Monika 
  • This is the last meeting to purchase a ticket on the Winter Basket. Support this small fundraiser. Thank you Jannie 
  • Janice will have 50-50 tickets 
  • Tonight is the deadline to submit your volunteer hours. See Secretary Catherine if you need help with this 
  • Our OMAFRA grant will be calculated on the total number of paid memberships at our year-end 
  • Lug-a-mug and thank you to the Bakers...mmm! 
  • The 2018 ANNUAL REPORT is available, with a shout out to Secretary Catherine for compiling this document 
  • Congratulations to Patti Becker! Her winning photo on the 2019 Bookmark will be enjoyed by all 
  • President Robin will confirm that we have a quorum and then she will walk us through our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. 
  • Rick Causten, our District 17 Director, will be our guest tonight 
  • You will be introduced to your new Board members 
  • Our very own Design Divas, Nadia, Sue, and Vida will inspire you, as they create a variety of seasonal decorations for you to enjoy 

Demonstrating Bulbs, Buckets, Blooms and Bonemeal...oops, maybe not bonemeal. It has fallen out of favour as a fertilizer for bulbs. The most important thing you can do for your bulbs is to let the foliage grow and absorb energy from the sun and die back naturally in the spring. Do not prune, cover, or braid the leaves.

Last month Jill showed us How to Divide a Large Hosta Plant with the Oshawa Garden Club

This month Jill shows us How To Plant Medium to Large Bulbs in the Fall with the Oshawa Garden Club.

Here is the link to the Oshawa Garden Club Youtube Channel

The above links can be found on our website, with thanks to webmaster Jim. You can also type in Oshawa Garden Club on Youtube to find these fabulous in-house instructional videos.


Thank You Janey for your many volunteer hours, calling the Bakers. Members will now hear Nadia's cheery voice, as she takes on this new role.


BEST IN SHOW 2018 OHA Convention
This photo was taken by Michael Woods, East York Garden Club, District 5 and was first in the class On The Shore. It was taken on Starr Island, Go Home Bay on Georgian Bay. For more information on this photo, see the Trillium

As the days get shorter and colder, you might find more time indoors to read along with the Toronto Botanical Garden Book Club.
There is a Season: a memoir by Patrick Lane. A beautifully written story of finding solace in his Vancouver Island garden, as he recovered from many years of addiction.
The River by Helen Humphreys. Read original, groundbreaking observations about the Napanee River.


January 14, 2019
Start your New Year with the Oshawa Garden Club. Pick up your 2019 Bookmark and feel excited, as the new Speaker List is revealed. We missed our talk on Houseplants last January due to a furnace failure at LVIV Hall, therefore we are repeating this very interesting topic with Master Gardener Elaine. Bring your indoor plant questions and enjoy green all year round.

Webmaster Jim:
Board member:
The next Greenleaf deadline is Monday, January 7, 2019
Oshawa is plant hardiness zone 5b or? climate change