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Thursday, September 29, 2016

October Meeting

Fundy Gardeners’ meeting – Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 pm, 1760 Rothesay Rd.
Speaker: Susan Brooks
Topic: African Violets and Gesneriads
Plant Sale: members of the Fundy African Violet and Gesneriad Society will have some plants for sale.
Display theme: Fall Arrangement -  people’s choice award
50/50 draw: $1 for one or $2 for three tickets

Tulips: The tulips will be ready for pick up at the meeting, from 6:30 – 7:00 and during the break.
( If you cannot be there to pick up your tulips, please contact me at 849-4353 or )

Workshop: Winter/Christmas Pot workshop -  Shades of Green
                Wednesday, November 23 at 2 – 4 or 6:30 – 8:30, Storm date, November 24
New designs and materials – fee: $30
Sign up and/or pay at the October meeting; all payments must be in by the November 2 meeting.

Fall Potted Plants Sale at the Public Gardens, Seeley Street, Saint John
Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 am – noon. See Mark at the greenhouses. 14 inch - $10; 10 inch - $7
This is a repeat from last Sunday, as they have pots leftover.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Garlic Talk and Demonstration

Talk and demonstration by Gagetown Garlic. It will be at Halifax Seed Saint John on Saturday ,September 24th at 10 o’clock.
 and questions you can contact Brian Pike,Halifax Seed,           

 Event and directions on Facebook/Blog

Monday, August 1, 2016

Growing Ornamental Grasses in Your Garden -Aug 3 Meeting

  • Display Theme: Gorgeous Grasses, people’s choice award
  • 50/50 draw
  • Show and Tell ( share the delights and challenges of your garden )
  • Workshop: sign up for paper making from plant material
  • Canada 150 Commemorative Tulips -
  • Last chance to order and pay for your tulips at the August meeting at a rate of $0.40 each. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Pat McGill to make alternate arrangements ( 849-4353 ).

Guest Speaker -

Jeff Morton, professor; grounds co‑manager

I have a great job because I just go out and do fun stuff all the time. I get to take care of the environment and build new things and work on research projects with students.

Back to his roots


Jeff Morton grew up across the street from Dal’s Agricultural Campus, then the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC). As a kid in the 70s, he watched as new buildings went up in the area.
“I learned to skateboard on the hills over at the Cox Institute. I played road hockey in those parking lots,” he remembers. “Where the Haley building is was…where we tobogganed. That whole thing was a beautiful slope, and it was a sheep pasture so we called it Sheep Hill.
“This was quite a place to have right beside you.”
Prof. Morton teaches in the Environmental Landscape Horticulture and Managed Landscapes programs. He’s also the campus grounds co-manager. At one time, he was an NSAC student.
After completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Ontario, Prof. Morton returned to Nova Scotia with his wife and three daughters in 1992. He’s worked in the public and private sectors, and he’s been with Dal’s Faculty of Agriculture for four years.
“I have a great job because I just go out and do fun stuff all the time. I get to…take care of the environment and build new things and work on research projects with students,” he says. “There’s such a student connection to what we do (with the grounds).”
One of Prof. Morton’s favourite courses to teach is Project Management, because it gives students the opportunity to create things that will become permanent features of the campus. He also enjoys teaching Plant ID, because he gets to turn otherwise dry material into something exciting for students.
“When you see the students’ eyes begin to open about something, that’s what makes it really great,” he says.
Students come into the Environmental Landscape Horticulture and Managed Landscapes programs conscious of the environmental aspect, Prof. Morton adds.
“They’re easy converts to…that whole side of what the landscape gives back to the environment or (how it) helps protect it,” he says. “This is all becoming really important today, managing water and things. We’re the interface between agriculture and the city…so that’s kind of an exciting place to be.”
The Faculty of Agriculture has a good relationship with Atlantic Canada’s horticulture industry, Prof. Morton says.
“My want is to raise the level of our horticulture…for the community, as well as the students. I think we have a lot of really interesting things here, and our next step (should) be to create a more formal botanical garden approach.
“What we’re about is…the natural environment…being more positive in what we leave there."

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fundy Gardeners July 6, 7PM

St. James the Less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd.
Speaker: Arthur Haskins
Topic: The benefits of the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs
( The NSAGS is a very active association with many member clubs throughout the province and their coordination and collaboration is beneficial for all. )
Display Table  theme: Summer Bouquet
Show and Tell table: Please bring along anything of interest to gardeners.
50/50 draw

These will only be available from Home Hardware.
We can make a bulk order or you can purchase them yourselves.
PK of 25 – $12.97  ( 0.52 each )
PK of 100 - $44.99 (0.45 each )
Bulk order of 500 for $199.99 ( 0.40 each )
These are a beautiful tulip, large snow white blooms with pronounced red streaks and green foliage edged in white.
Please be prepared to give the # you require at the July meeting. They can be paid for at the August meeting.
Depending on the number we order, they may be able to give us an even better price, but we need to know what you need ahead of time.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Garden Club Activities

Date - Wednesday, June 15
Time - 6-8 pm
Location - Halifax Seed greenhouse - Rothesay Ave.
Presentation by Brian Pike -  Perennials...the stars & supporting players in the garden

Visit  to the Public Gardens -Saturday, June 18th  9 am  (Open Fundy Garden Club Members Only)
Seely Street, Saint John
Saturday, June 18th  9 am
We will meet with Geoff to purchase potted plants between 9 and 10 am ( Geoff only has an hour for us  so come early) and then members can view the gardens.
Cash and carry only. Many of us got beautiful plants at our last visits.
Hope to see you there.