Garden of Dreams May 4,2013

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Meeting February 7th


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Feb 7,2018 Exploring Our Roots - part 1 of 3 part series on plants.

 Fundy Gardeners Meeting February 7th2018 -7 PM St. James the Less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd. 

  • Speaker:  Dr. Kate Frego 

  • Topic  "Exploring Our Roots" - that's plants, not ancestral! 
This will be Part 1 of a 3 part series presented by Kate Frego, with part 2 in November, and part 3 in 2019. 
  •  In place of our Display Table Theme:  last month Janet Colwell kindly brought in paper whites for us to plant and enjoy. So Steve's asking you to bring photos (up to 6 on a thumb drive) of your paper whites in bloom - or any other bulbs you've forced. Let's enjoy some colour while not stressing our plants by bringing them to a meeting on a cold winter's night! 

  • 50/50 Draw 

2018 Memberships available: $20 single; $30 coupleREMEMBER - to win a door prize you need a 2018 #. 

  • Gardening Bags - many years ago Fundy Gardeners ordered rugged canvas garden tote bags - see photo. Pat McGill has tracked down the maker and we will have 19 bags for sale at Wednesday's meeting at a cost of $15/bag. I can share that these bags are wonderful - so strong and will stand alone for easy filling with weeds, harvest or anything else you can think of. Size is 15 inches high and 48 inches in diameter 
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  • Ordering Mushroom spawn - I received this note from Jamie Floyd - if interested in ordering please contact Jamie directly: 
Time to Think About Ordering Mushroom Spawn for the Spring 2018 Season!  Anyone who may be interested in growing shiitake, oyster or reishi mushrooms on hardwood logs this spring, please send me an email ( or give me a call at the SNB office (433-9860), or on my cell (432-1278).  I will be ordering 2.5kg bags of loose sawdust spawn and the cost this year will be $35.00/bag.  The company making the inoculation tools would like to know very soon how many tools to produce this season, so I would like to have the order completed by February 15.  So please get back to me as soon as possible.  
The bags of spawn will be shipped in early May and will be $35 for spawn, $65 for inoculation tool and $17 for cheese wax.  The hardwood logs must be cut before the buds burst (winter cut wood is the best) and should be in 3-4 foot lengths and ~4"-6" in diameter.  You will need around 20-25, 3'-4'  logs and the denser/harder the wood the better (i.e. oak, beech, sugar maple, ironwood and yellow birch).  White birch, grey birch and even alders, will work very well but their lifespan and overall production may not be as good as the tolerant or denser hardwoods. 
 Once the logs are inoculated, they should produce mushrooms 2-3 times/year (summer through till early fall) for up to 5 years!  They won't produce any (or very few) this fall, as it takes one full year for the mushroom mycelium to invade the log, mature and build up enough strength, to be capable of fruiting/producing mushrooms. For further details and growing info, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.  I have attached the inoculation instructions to provide you with some further details on the process.  Regards, Jamie Floyd  PLEASE TAKE NOTE: 
  • Wear your 2018 name tag as we have many new members and this is how we get to know one another. 
  • As the January minutes will not be read at the meeting, please follow the link to access them. 
  • In the event of stormy weather and you're wondering if the meeting has been cancelled, please check either our Fundy Gardener Blog  -  or the Fundy Gardener Facebook page. 
If the meeting has been canceled it will be posted at both sites by 6 PM. 
  • As last month everyone seemed to enjoy the popcorn, and no one signed up to bring treats in February - there will be crunchy snacks and cold drinks once again.  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Fundy Gardeners Meeting January 3rd, 2018 -7 PM

Fundy Gardeners Meeting January 3rd, 2018 -7 PM
St. James the Less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd.

· Speaker: Fundy Gardeners Have the Floor!

· Topic: we thought we'd start the year with sharing tips, garden successes, maybe not great success…whatever. So bring your questions, and/or topics to share. To get the ball rolling Bob Perry, Janet Colwell, Jan Wilshaw and Peter Kinsella will share ideas and tips for growing great gardens!!!

· Display Table Theme: We're shaking it up a bit so rather than bring anything living (other than yourself) out in the cold, Steve says bring your favorite garden/plant/outdoor photo in on a flash drive and he'll display them for us to enjoy.

· Jane LeBlanc will share the flora & fauna of Churchill Manitoba - anyone else has pictures???

· Show and Tell Table – please share any interesting books, garden tool etc. that Santa may have delivered!

· 50/50 Draw

2018 Memberships available: $20 single; $30 couple. REMEMBER - to win a door prize you need a 2018 #.


· Wear your 2018 name tag as we have many new members and this is how we get to know one another.

· As the December minutes)will not be read at the meeting as they have been sent out on the membership e-mail.
· In the event of stormy weather and you're wondering if the meeting has been canceled, please check either our Fundy Gardener Blog - or the Fundy Gardener Facebook page.
If the meeting has been canceled it will be posted on both sites by 6 PM.
· This month thanks to Jan Wilshaw and Lynn Kinsella there will be refreshments.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE - may 2018 find our gardens green, our bodies strong and our lives joyful!
Hope to see everyone on January 3rd.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Paty and Meeting Dec 6,2017

Wednesday, December 6
St. James the less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd.
As this is our Christmas Party there is no speaker, but there maybe a few surprises and of course our annual Fundy Gardener "year in review"  photos highlighting our trips, sales, garden tours - all the FUN that members share in…thanks to our multi talented Steve Nason!!!!
In case you haven't attended a Christmas party before - here's what we provide:
  • Tea/coffee/punch
  • Sliced pork, ham and turkey
  • Festive tables for 8 - complete with table greenery
Here's what you need to bring:
  • Hot or cold dish to share - complete with serving spoon please
  • Your plate, cup, cutlery
  • Door prize - if you'd like to contribute - perhaps a home made or hand made item, something festive, something green - whatever….
  • Wear your 2017 name tag - that's how you win a prize! (2018 numbers start in January)
If you are available to help set up the church hall, the doors will be open at 4 PM for the work crew to weave their magic and we'll eat at 6:30 PM. Our meal will be followed by a very short business meeting, and then its onto FUN!!!
2018 memberships will be sold - single $20/family $30.
REMINDER - This is a special Fundy Gardener members only event.
Hope to see you all on December 6 to help us celebrate another great year!!

Monday, October 30, 2017


Wednesday, November 1
St. James the less Church,
1760 Rothesay Rd.
Speaker:       Jim Landry from Landscape NB.
Topic:   - " Vimy Oaks Project"
Jim will also speak on the new school Landscape NB has started in Sussex.
* Jim will speak first followed by our business meeting.
Display Table Theme:  House Plants
Show and Tell Table – please share any gardening tips, happenings, blooms etc. from your gardens
50/50 Draw
November Book Sale - don't forget to bring along any  gardening book/magazines and/or novels that you have enjoyed to share.
      Hardcover - $2.00
      Soft cover - $1.00
      Magazines - 50¢
      If possible bring your books before the meeting - 6:30 onwards
Greenery Workshop - outdoor pot with Barb McKelvey
at Shades of Green, 2483 Westfield Rd., Morna
Date: Wednesday November 22 at 2 – 4 pm or 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Storm date: Thursday, Nov. 23, same place and times
Fee: $ 25 must be paid at the Nov. 1 meeting
There are currently 12 members signed up and we can take a total of 20. First come, first served and all must pay ahead for the venue to order the supplies.
Pat McGill will be set up at a table for sign up and payment.
In the past our members have made really lovely outdoor arrangements!!
  • This month thanks to Sheila Chapman, Annette Lamb and Diana Fowler there will be refreshments.
  • As the minutes will not be read at the meeting, please follow the link to access them.
  • Don't forget to wear your name tag!
  • 2018 memberships will be sold - single $20/family $30.
  • AGM following break

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 6th Meeting and year BBQ


St. James the Less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd.

Speaker:       Philip Savage from Savage Gardens

Topic:   - " Storing & Using the Bounty from your Garden"
Philip will share tips on cold storage, drying and freezing vegetables as well as different ways to prepare veggies to enrich your daily diet.
Philip will also bring fresh veggies to sell so bring along your $$.

Display Table Theme:  Wild arrangements

Show and Tell Table – please share any gardening tips, happenings, blooms etc. from your gardens

50/50 Draw

2017 Garden Tours - Our final tour of the season will take place at the home of Duncan & Betty Kelbaugh, 300 Model Farm Rd. on Sunday, September 10. Once again Brunswick Nurseries will hold their "super sale" from 3 to 5 PM, where Fundy Gardeners receive a great discount  - don't forget to show your membership card, then off to Duncan's for our year end BBQ and garden tour.
Fundy Gardeners will provide BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs - please bring along an appetizer or dessert to share..

  • This month thanks to Holly Haines, Elaine Hooper and Juliette Nowlan there will be refreshments.
  • Members are encouraged to bring along "bounty" from your gardens to share - i.e.: salsa, cut veggies, preserves on crackers, etc.  
  • As the minutes will not be read at the meeting, please follow the link to access them.
  • Don't forget to wear your name tag!

Hope to see everyone on September 6!!.