Guest Speaker: Shari-Lyn Safir
Topic: Success with Roses
This is a timely presentation for all purchasers of our society’s 100th anniversary Garden Sunshine rose, scheduled for pickup at our May 11th Plant Sale. As such, we are thrilled to have “Rosarian” (rose expert) Shari-Lyn Safir provide an overview of everything we need to know to grow roses successfully using organic techniques. To ensure Garden Sunshine is planted in an optimal manner, Shari-Lyn’s presentation will include site selection and soil conditioning. As well, she will cover rose deadheading, pruning, fertilizing, disease and pest protection, and tips for effective winter protection.
Rosarian Shari-Lyn Safir is a Past President of the Toronto Rose Society and the National Canadian Rose Society, a master gardener and a rose judge, and has been an international judge at venues such as the World Rose Trials in California and the Old Garden Roses World Convention in Lyon, France.
Flower Show: Spring
Exhibits include specimens of flowering and edible plants growing at this time of year, potted plants, and special designs. Please refer to our 2019 Yearbook or click here for details.
GARDEN SUNSHINE ROSES for Sale
Secure a Garden Sunshine Rose plant by purchasing one this evening, for pickup at our May 11th Plant Sale. We have received news from the Grower that fewer roses will be delivered than were expected. Don't be disappointed - orders yours before the Plant Sale! This is a great Mother's Day gift!
Plant Sale Preview
Our Plant Sale team intends to "tease" us this evening with a few plants that we can anticipate to see in greater quantity at the May 11th Plant Sale.
Seedlings for Sale
Help Monarch butterflies and other pollinators by picking up some Asclepias Incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) seedlings this evening. We'll also help you get your edibles garden going by offering a selection of Tomato seedlings, too.
Bus Trip Tickets for Sale
Join us on June 15 excursion to the Purple Hills of Mulmur! Tickets will be available for sale during the refreshments portion of our meeting, then again after our speaker's presentation concludes. Click here for more information and to secure your tickets online.
Attendance at this general meeting is free to members, $5 for non-members.
Members - please remember to wear your name badges!