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Friday, December 2, 2016

FUNDY GARDENERS last meeting of 2016 - December 7th , 6:30 pm -note TIME CHANGE
St. James the less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd.

As this will be our Christmas party please bring a potluck item to share - salad, casserole, dessert...whatever you choose to make. As in the past, we will provide sliced turkey, ham and pork roast. There will be 2 serving tables, so if possible please divide your food item into 2 containers so we can place one on either side of the room so everyone gets to enjoy a broad sampling of treats.
Also bring your own table setting (plate, cup, silverware) and perhaps a table decoration to add some cheer.
If you'd like to bring a door prize that will add to the fun as we'll do a Yankee Swap….please wrap it up to keep the mystery going.
We'll have our 50/50 draw and Paula will be open for membership renewals.
If you're able to help with the room set up, please meet at the Church Hall by 4:30.

Christmas  Tabletop Arrangement Workshop
Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 – 8:30 pm ( storm date, December 15, same time )
St Augustine Anglican Church, 239 Quispamsis Rd. ( corner of Quispamsis and Pettingill Roads )
PARTICIPANTS ARE TO BRING THEIR OWN CONTAINERS.  If you have  any greenery, natural or artificial decorative items that you wish to use and /or share with others, please bring them.
We will provide wet foam and a variety of greenery and natural decorative items and, hopefully, some flowers.
This will be a communal effort of people getting together to have fun and to create something beautiful for the season – there will not be an expert leading the group but there will be friends sharing and helping each other!!
You must sign up and pay the fee of $10  at the meeting/ Christmas potluck on December 7 so that we will know how much material we will need.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

FUNDY GARDENERS meeting November 3

Image result for latin plant namesSpeaker: Dr. Kate FregoTopic: Latin 101: Understanding Botanical Names

Display Table: Sempervivums, please! Name: Latin: = always living

AGM: nomination and financial reports

Book Sale: Please bring books, magazines, DVDs, CDs. Sale 6:30 – 7 pm  and at the break50/50 tickets
Memberships: 2017 memberships available - $20 single; $30 couple

Workshop: Winter/Christmas outdoor pots at Shades of Green with Barb McKelvey
Wednesday, November 23 at 2 – 4 pm or 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Last chance to sign up and pay at the Nov. Meeting – fee $30

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.