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Durham Region gardeners?


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Angie16-Aug-01 12:10 PM EST 5   
Ed16-Aug-01 06:18 PM EST 5   
Susan16-Aug-01 08:39 PM EST 6a   
Frank17-Aug-01 03:49 AM EST 5a   
Susan17-Aug-01 07:45 AM EST 6a   
Kathy17-Aug-01 08:27 AM EST 5a   
Angie17-Aug-01 10:09 AM EST 5   
Kathy17-Aug-01 02:50 PM EST   
donna17-Aug-01 11:28 PM EST 3a   
deanna20-Aug-01 02:18 PM EST   
Angie20-Aug-01 02:59 PM EST   
Angie25-Aug-01 11:54 AM EST 5   
Deanna25-Aug-01 09:51 PM EST   
Ines29-Aug-01 10:58 AM EST 6a   
Angie30-Aug-01 09:02 AM EST 5   
Ines01-Sep-01 09:40 AM EST 5   
Dorothy 06-Sep-01 02:56 PM EST 5   
Angie10-Sep-01 11:54 AM EST 5   
Dorothy( Master Gardeners)10-Oct-01 12:12 PM EST 5a   
Sue27-Oct-01 11:20 PM EST 6   
Angie29-Oct-01 08:27 PM EST 5   
Sue30-Oct-01 07:10 AM EST 6   
Angie06-Nov-01 12:25 PM EST   
Sue06-Nov-01 10:53 PM EST 6   
Dorothy19-Nov-01 09:14 PM EST 5a   
Angie23-Nov-01 05:56 PM EST 5   
Ann 24-Nov-01 07:30 PM EST 4b   
Dorothy26-Nov-01 10:01 PM EST 5a   
Angie28-Nov-01 02:43 PM EST 5   
Dorothy29-Nov-01 04:03 PM EST 5a   
Susan30-Nov-01 08:36 AM EST 6a   
Ann01-Dec-01 07:12 PM EST   
Dorothy02-Dec-01 05:56 PM EST 5a   
Dorothy09-Dec-01 07:58 PM EST 5a   
Susan09-Dec-01 09:33 PM EST 6a   
Sue21-Dec-01 08:58 AM EST 6a   
Angie23-Dec-01 07:13 PM EST   
Sue26-Dec-01 11:13 PM EST 6a   
Sue30-Jan-02 11:27 PM EST 6a   
Diane14-Feb-02 04:09 PM EST 5b   
Sue15-Feb-02 04:57 AM EST 6a   
Chris 16-Feb-02 04:43 PM EST 3a   
Sue17-Feb-02 09:42 PM EST 6a   
Chris19-Feb-02 10:42 PM EST 3a   
Dorothy12-Mar-02 02:13 PM EST 5a   
Dorothy04-Apr-02 11:22 PM EST 5a   
Dorothy06-Sep-02 04:05 PM EST 5a   
donna@icangarden.com06-Sep-02 11:08 PM EST 3a   
Sue11-Sep-02 11:55 PM EST 6a   


Subject: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone: 5
Date: 16-Aug-01 12:10 PM EST

I was reading the Edmonton gardeners thread and thought it would be neat to find out who else gardens in Durham Region. I'm on a well and I've had to be very selective as to what gets watered in my garden. The front part of the property looks like toasted coconut and the trees are beginning to beg for water. Anyway, let's share our woes, triumphs, fave garden shops, tips and stories.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Ed
Zone: 5
Date: 16-Aug-01 06:18 PM EST

The overwhelming response to Jude's thread has prompted Angie to enquire re similar interest in the Durham region of Ontario. Let's not stop there; Leeds between the Rideau Waterway and La Belle Provence is a horticultural hotbed. O.K.,guys and gals, let it all hang out!


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 16-Aug-01 08:39 PM EST

If Angie doesn't mind, I'll build on Ed's idea and turn this into an eastern Canada thread...

I'm in Oakville, west of Toronto. We live a block north of Lake Ontario. We've had rain today (Hooray!), July 17 and June 22nd! Things are definitely brown and flowers are out of whack in blossom time. Lilies that bloomed last year in August bloomed in mid July but my wisteria that I'm trying to train into a tree blossomed a few weeks ago after I pruned it! We're on town water for which I'm thankful. Being on well water would be nerve-wracking! Mind you, town water doesn't mean we are liberal with it at all. I get annoyed with people who just MUST water their lawns! Ours is very crispy brown and I've kept watering (using soaker hoses for efficiency) to a minimum, focusing on new plants and/or plants I value highly. I'm fortunate in having a 'wet corner' (I suspect a buried spring...) which has not needed any water at all and is the best looking part of the garden even though it's largely a new bed this year. I think all the snow we had last winter has been a big help too - we had an unusually large amount of snowfall so I think our groundwater levels were quite healthy - usually we have very little snow and this past winter we had LOTS - not being a 'snow-bunny' type :), I cursed it a lot last winter but I think it was a bit of a blessing looking back at it from the perspective of the current drought!

I've got my fingers firmly crossed for good fall rains, although that may be optomistic at the rate we're going....


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Frank
Zone: 5a
Date: 17-Aug-01 03:49 AM EST

Ed and Susan: Go ahead and have a "Leeds" thread, an "eastern Canada thread", whatever you want! There's underlying resentment in both your answers to Angie's thread; what's your big problem with it? By the way Susan, your epistle seems more suited to a "how are you coping with this hot weather thread. For the record, I also live in Durham Region and appreciate the thread.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 17-Aug-01 07:45 AM EST

Frank - you seem a little cranky! I'm not sure what resentment you see... I enjoyed the Edmonton thread. This site is based in Alberta, so it's natural that a large number of the responders are from the west. I think Angie clearly is aware that the contributors to this forum also come from other parts of Canada and wanted to see if we would participate as freely as western based gardeners. I enjoy participating in this forum, so I wanted to respond even though I'm not in Durham. Angie wanted our 'stories' so that's what I gave her. It's sort of a way to introduce ourselves to others on this site. So far, I think we've just confirming stereotypes of eastern Canadians by the way things are developing so far on this thread Frank!


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Kathy
Zone: 5a
Date: 17-Aug-01 08:27 AM EST

It was a good idea, Angie. Too bad this thread wasn't left to develop reasonably. As some of you might notice, we are a full zone different than many of you in other parts of the GTA. This does have an effect on how we do things in Durham and I usually try to shop close to home. I'm sure there are some great little gems of garden centres in the Ottawa area, but a 4 hour drive one-way for plant material doesn't really fit with my time schedule, nor does an hour and a half to Oakville!

Where do you like to shop, Angie?


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone: 5
Date: 17-Aug-01 10:09 AM EST

Kathy, thanks for your "insight"! I was going to respond to Susan, but ... Anyway, if you know about Picovs (was in Ajax), were you as surprised to learn about its closing as I? We'll it's just made me become more resourceful and seach for a spot closer to home like the one in Keswick (can't remember the name right now). I have to admit that Weall and Cullen has some neat plants that the big box stores don't. Plus they have knowledgeable staff! This year I bought "Iresine herbstii Blood Leaf" just for the heck of it. I've got to remember to bring it in or take a cutting before frost. Another place I shop is Eckles Greenhouse just north of Brooklin. I bought a few dark green/black "Ipomea". This as well I have to remember to care for if I want more for next year. How about you Kathy?


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Kathy
Zone:
Date: 17-Aug-01 02:50 PM EST

Angie--I'm in Uxbridge, so most of my shopping is done at Goodwood Gardens (annuals/perennials) and Greenbank Garden Centre (shrubs/trees). I finally got to Vandermeer's this summer and was somewhat impressed--even recognized a few former Picov employees. I've been to Hotner's in Brooklin several times, but I'm not familiar with Eckles. Where are they located? The water garden place in Keswick is called the Lily Pool--haven't been there yet, but I hear it's good.

About once a season, if a can find a free day which is well past the "May 24th rush", I like to go wander around Humber Nurseries as a treat. I have to be very careful though, because I have a little problem with "impulse purchases"!!!


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: donna
Zone: 3a
Date: 17-Aug-01 11:28 PM EST

This message is to Frank..he did not leave his email to reply personally...but Frank, Ed and Susan have been on this Forum for ages, and if you have seen their other repsonses, you would know that they do not have a mean streak in them..I think it was super to see so many gardeners from the Edmonton area on that thread and would love to see other threads develop from other regions in Canada...you can either keep them in one area or start new threads with each region..the choice is yours as this is an open forum, but please treat all with the same respect you would want yourself. This is a gardening forum, a place to learn and grow...if you have further questions you can address me personally at my email.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: deanna
Zone:
Date: 20-Aug-01 02:18 PM EST

Angie and Kathy -I have lived in Durham -Enniskillen -for 3 years summers and finally have most of the flower beds in shape so I am starting to do some serious plant shopping. I found your suggestions on where to shop very informative. I have mainly been going to the big box stores but I would like to get some neat plants and they usually carry the common stuff. I think next year I will try some of your suggestions. I planted quite a few lillies last year and am in love. Do you have any suggestions on where to buy some unusual ones? I got mine at the White Rose, and they had pretty much the same ones this year.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone:
Date: 20-Aug-01 02:59 PM EST

Hi Deanna, welcome to the Durham Region Gardeners thread! I too love lilies and used to buy them from Cruickshanks till they were bought out a few years ago. I think Indigo books (go figure!) owns it. I've been hunting for more lilies in our neck of the woods and will let you know if I find any. In the mean time, if you're travelling along Hwy 7 towards Ottawa, there's a person who sells potted lilies by the side of the road. Have had so-so luck but am still drawn back to get more just because I love lilies! I can't remember the name of the town (I think it's past Kaladar)right now but will post later tonight when my husband gets home (he knows the name of the town). I think it's neat to just get in the car and drive around looking a other peoples gardens. when I find one I like and am interested in the plants etc. I walk up to the front door and ask!!!! Sometinmes the gardeners mention the most out-of-the-way spots the purchasd their stuff. Kathy, Eckles is just north of Hotners on the same side of the road. His spot kind of creeps up on you and you might just pass it by mistake. He's got greenhouses beside and behind his place, and lives next door (such a dedicated nurseryman!!!) Thanks for the name - Lily Pool. I haven't been there either but they do have a catalogue.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone: 5
Date: 25-Aug-01 11:54 AM EST

Fianlly remembererd to ask my husband the name of the town where the lilies are sold and he says its Norwood. The stand is by the side of the road on the south side. It's easier to see going east.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Deanna
Zone:
Date: 25-Aug-01 09:51 PM EST

Thanks for the info on lillies. We have a cottage in Calabogie and usually travel highway 7 through Norwood a few times in the summer. I'll have to watch for next time. Thanks.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Ines
Zone: 6a
Date: 29-Aug-01 10:58 AM EST

Hi, I'm in Courtice, have an acre and am on a well. Lost some Hydrangeas while we were vacationing during heatspell/ongoing drought, Hoping they come back next year but not overly optimistic. I'm fond of Rekker's Garden Gallery in Bowmanville, (highway 2, West of Bowmanville) they grow a lot of their own material. Also like Kingsway nursery as they have nice healthy stock and well-pinched back annuals (bushier plants). I'm new to these discussion boards but will definitely be keeping track of them from now on.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone: 5
Date: 30-Aug-01 09:02 AM EST

Hi Ines, welcome to the Durham Region Gardeners thread! I'll have to check out Kingsway for some nicely pinched Mums soon. Have you ever been to the Rhodo Garden that's open in June around there? I've heard about it but never gone.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Ines
Zone: 5
Date: 01-Sep-01 09:40 AM EST

Hi Angie, I've heard about the gardens too but haven't made it out there yet. There's also a daylily farm in the area, but I haven't gotten there either. I have a question about about the drought, will my dried up perennials come back next? Do perennials go dormant like grass during prolonged droughts?


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Dorothy
Zone: 5
Date: 06-Sep-01 02:56 PM EST

Great to see all the Durham Region folks interested in the area. I live in Newtonville, and we also have brown grass due to being on a well. I am with the Brooklin Master Gardeners and we meet once a month somewhere in Durham Region, and are always looking for new members. We are a group of people who have a mission to help other gardeners with problems of all kinds. We also try and do projects in the community,and are trying to make people aware of our free services. Anyone who may be interested please email me with any quieries. Meantime I will be back weekly so meet you all and share your comments and learn for your experiences. Happy gardening


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone: 5
Date: 10-Sep-01 11:54 AM EST

Hi Ines, your question about "dried up" perennials leads me to make only a guess: if the stems of your perennials can be snapped off like a stick, let's presume they won't be back but they should come back next year. As far as perennials going dormant like grass - I don't think so, but again I'm only guessing. Is there anyone out there to help us? Dorothy, welcome to the Durham Region Gardeners thread! As you're a Master Gardener, perhaps you can help us with Ines' question.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Dorothy( Master Gardeners)
Zone: 5a
Date: 10-Oct-01 12:12 PM EST

I have mostly perennials in my garden and although this year was very hard on them,most of them survived.I don't really find they go dormant,they wilt or die, but of course it depends on how much moisture the roots got. One cant say for sure, as in nature anything is possible but I have to say if your plant looks dead it probably is. After saying that however,I have some very large Poppies which one they have flowered and produced seed pods really do look like they are dead, but at the end of the season I can usually see the new growth at the bottom near the soil level. If it were me , I would not pull anything out until next spring just in case.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Sue
Zone: 6
Date: 27-Oct-01 11:20 PM EST

Hi Durham Region Gardeners: My first time on this web site and wow am I impressed. Loved all your hot spots for buying the best plants and have noted them accordingly. The one I preferred for fabulous plants of all kinds was Mason Hogue Gardens on Brock Rd., north of Pickering and just south of Coppins Corners. Took in all their free Saturday morning seminars and loved every minute of it and learned sooo much. Great to hear all your local information! Thanks for sharing!


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone: 5
Date: 29-Oct-01 08:27 PM EST

Hi Sue, welcome to the Durham Region Gardeners thread! I agree with Mason Hogue Gardens ... unique plants ndeed. You're lucky to have taken in all her seminars. Goodwood Gardens and Richters has seminars too! Seems to be the "seminar" area of Durham as I haven't head of any other garden shop having any. Oops, I just remembered that Weall and Cullen have seminars too. Maybe I'll put them all together (over the winter that is)for all of us to enjoy.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Sue
Zone: 6
Date: 30-Oct-01 07:10 AM EST

Hi Angie: Once all the nurseries put out there Spring and Summer information - I can hardly wait - it would be fun to compile all the seminars. Mason Hogue does one in the depths of winter in Uxbridge and when I find out the date I will put it on the thread. I attended the one last year - seems to me it was the end of Feb. - and it was wonderful. A full day of gardening mania in the middle of 4 foot snowdrifts - can you imagine anything better??!! Thanks...Sue


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone:
Date: 06-Nov-01 12:25 PM EST

Hi Sue,your idea about compiling all the seminars held at garden shops etc. is interesting! Sounds like a neat item to share with more than just us Durham Region internet folks - want to pool efforts?


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Sue
Zone: 6
Date: 06-Nov-01 10:53 PM EST

Hi Angie: Sounds like a great idea. Just think of the seminars we could go to!!! I'll start to compile as soon as possible and post same on this Thread. What are your ideas as to how it should be done? Email me directly if you wish. Gardening could never end and we could certainly keep the seminar people busy! Keep in touch......Sue


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Dorothy
Zone: 5a
Date: 19-Nov-01 09:14 PM EST

My daughter is getting married next yr and we have been doing the rounds with the flower shops. One girl suggested we make up a couple of urns at home to take to the site of the wedding( outside) and then the couple could have them afterwards as a reminder of the day. I think its a great idea but need to have some help with what to plant that would look great for an August wedding. My thoughts were some white lilies with lots of greenery, anyone know what variety would be right, nothing too tall and in flower at that time. Open for suggestions please.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone: 5
Date: 23-Nov-01 05:56 PM EST

Hi Dorothy. I have white lilies in my garden but off the top of my head can't remember their name. They have lovely brownish/black elongated spots on the inside and a beautiful cream colour on the inside. Do you intend to grow lilies for the wedding or purchase the lilies from a florist? Purchasing them separately just might give you the colour and size, as well as no disease or chew markes on the petals, you want for the urns.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Ann
Zone: 4b
Date: 24-Nov-01 07:30 PM EST

Dorothy, there are so many nice dwarf lilies (fragrant too) that you could plant directly into the urns. Time of planting would be important though since you want them for a specific date. Good luck.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Dorothy
Zone: 5a
Date: 26-Nov-01 10:01 PM EST

I had thought to plant my own lilies, but of course as you say need to time it properly, must read up on this,but we are trying to do as much as we can ourselves as a personal touch.Angie if you remember the name of the lily please let me know as the bit of colour in the centre would just break the monotony of all white, sounds great, and of course if they were fragrant also what a bonus.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone: 5
Date: 28-Nov-01 02:43 PM EST

Hi Dorothy. I planted my lilies quite a few years ago and back then I didn't write down their names (just location so I didn't loose track of them) so I think we're both out of luck. You could check out a few calogues (Cruickshanks comes to mind) for varieties. I'll also look around the web and report back later. And yes, they're very fragrant!


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Dorothy
Zone: 5a
Date: 29-Nov-01 04:03 PM EST

Thanks to everyone who has responded to my lily questions. I did see a show on TV Kathy Renwald was in Cayugua at a place called The Potting Shed I think and this guy grows all kinds of lilies.So I may try and get down there.Has anyone heard of this place?


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 30-Nov-01 08:36 AM EST

Dorothy - I've not been to their nursery but they are at my local farmer's market in the summer every Saturday and they have some very nice daylilies. They have lilies too but they seem to have more daylilies than lilies at the market. They have a web site at: http://www.pottingshed.org/


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Ann
Zone:
Date: 01-Dec-01 07:12 PM EST

There is a fantastic lily place called "We're in the Hayfield now" they have hundreds of lilies, they are located in Orono, just off hwy 35 N. (The name refers to the fact they have so many plantings they had to spread out into the fields now)If you neeed further directions, e-mail here in the Spring.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Dorothy
Zone: 5a
Date: 02-Dec-01 05:56 PM EST

Thanks Ann Actually I live very close to this place(we're in the hayfields now),but I think it is all day lilies,but will definately be checking them out. Thanks


Subject: Good plant website
From: Dorothy
Zone: 5a
Date: 09-Dec-01 07:58 PM EST

After seeing some gardening shows which tell you the name of a plant you may like to try,I find it very hard sometimes to find a good website that has information about plants.Has anyone got a site or sites they could share with us.I know there are lots just on one kind of plant but what I am looking for is for all plants.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 09-Dec-01 09:33 PM EST

I find the Plant Dictionary at Ohio State University really useful. You can search using common name or botanical name. They don't have every plant but I can find the majority of things I'm looking for on that site. It's at:

http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/plants.html

Since it is a US site, you need to know what your Canadian zone 'translates' to in USDA zone terms. In my case, I find anything rated USDA zone 5 will grow for me and I'd give anything in zone 6 a shot too unless it sounds really finicky or is too expensive/hard to find to make it worth the risk of losing it....


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Sue
Zone: 6a
Date: 21-Dec-01 08:58 AM EST

Merry Christmas to all gardeners out there. Durham Region gardeners - hasn't it been a weird but wonderful Fall? My question: Do windows with low e or argon (or whatever they put in between the glass) upset plant growth? Have a Very Happy New Year and remember - Spring is Around the Corner!!


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Angie
Zone:
Date: 23-Dec-01 07:13 PM EST

Advance notice to all Durham Region gardeners - Marjorie Mason Hogue is presenting a lecture on "Gardening Naturally" at Reids in the Port on Feb. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. Haven't checked around to other places yet but this may be the first of many worhshops, seminars etc. happening in Durham Region in 2002. (Susan, it's time for us to get to work on our project!) Seasons Greetings!


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Sue
Zone: 6a
Date: 26-Dec-01 11:13 PM EST

Hi Angie: Yes - now is the time!! Marjorie will be having another workshop on the last February Saturday and the first Saturday in March at the Uxbridge Catholic Church and the plan is to have it on "planning your garden" - more info to follow. Merry Christmas - hope you had a good one! Our's was GREAT!! This will be fun knowing what is coming up in advance - the rest of our lives will be planned around our gardens. Can you think of anything better? I can't!!


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Sue
Zone: 6a
Date: 30-Jan-02 11:27 PM EST

Happy New Year to All the Fanatic Durham Gardeners out there. Bet you are all watching your daffodils coming up! Attempted to cover mine the other day with some mulch. We can only hope that the weather won't get much colder. Are you all ready for Canada Blooms in March? I can hardly wait. Getting the Jump on Spring (Feb.24)is only a jump away at the Civic Garden Centre in Toronto - it's free too - should be a great time! Just read The Diary of a Mad Gardener - what a hoot! If you need a laugh you must get it. It's written by David Hobson. Have a great Spring!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sue


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Diane
Zone: 5b
Date: 14-Feb-02 04:09 PM EST

Thought I'd add my 2 cents worth to the events at Durham Region garden stores: Just rec'd my "One to grow on" newsletter from Goodwood Gardens (just south of Richters)they have a whole bunch of things going on: Feb 16-28 - Spring cleaning sale; Mar 6 - Bus tour to Niagara Under Glass/Vineland Winery; Mar 9 2p.m. - free seminar with Jennifer Reynolds (works at Gardening Life mag) on trendy ways to enhance your garden; Mar 23 - 2p.m. free seminar with Farley See (from Moore Water Gardens) on easy troubleshooting solutions for ponds; Apr 6 2p.m. - free seminar with Vicki Taylor-Scott (works at Goodwood Gardens) on perennial potted plants; Apr 20 2p.m. - free seminar with Heather Hockely (works at Goodwood Gardens) on colourful annuals. I’m planning expanding on my pond and look forward to attending the seminar by Farley See.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Sue
Zone: 6a
Date: 15-Feb-02 04:57 AM EST

Hi Diane: Yes - the stuff going on at Goodwood Gardens looks great. Got the list of things happening when David came to speak at the Agincourt Garden Club last week on growing seeds. Great presentation ! I have never done seeds before (lack of room in livingroom) but am attempting it this year. Keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck with your pond! Sue


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Chris
Zone: 3a
Date: 16-Feb-02 04:43 PM EST

I am a former Durham region gardener that moved to Southern Alberta in the fall. I left a garden with over 100 varieties of perennials behind. The garden centre at the Loblaws by the Oshawa Centre was a prime source of great deals last year. On the last day they were open last summer, they were going to throw out all their remaining perennials, so I was able to get several varieties for free. I had to walk home that day carrying about 8 bags of about 25 plants of various sizes. My neighbours couldn't believe that I could fit one more plant into my garden. You have to keep going back to Loblaws and ask when they will be closing. Save the plants from the garbage!!!!


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Sue
Zone: 6a
Date: 17-Feb-02 09:42 PM EST

Thanks for the tip Chris - will hang out at Loblaw at Oshawa Centre. Where's the house you left ? - maybe they'll have tons of perennials that have doubled in size and want to 'give' them away. Just kidding ! I transplanted from Southern Alberta to Ontario. Good luck with your gardening there - watch the gusting winds ! My mom had an incredible garden once she had the wind breaks in place. Thanks for the info on Loblaws. Sue


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Chris
Zone: 3a
Date: 19-Feb-02 10:42 PM EST

While I hope that you get to Loblaws for the great deals. My garden was on Shamrock Court in Oshawa. I am now in Brooks, AB. I guess the problem that we have here is the chinooks in the winter warming everything up followed by freezing weather. I know that my house here has perennials but I moved in the end of October and could not tell what plants I inherited. In the fall, I did have to rake the tumbleweeds out of my garden. I didn't know that we had a desert in Canada until I got here. I think that I am definitely going to have to invest in some sprinklers this summer. Enjoy your zone 5 garden!!! Chris


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Dorothy
Zone: 5a
Date: 12-Mar-02 02:13 PM EST

Just a Hi from the Brooklin Master Gardeners, soon to be known as Durham Region Master Gardeners. Our next meeting is March 21 upstairs at the Loblaws location in the Oshawa Centre, at 7.30. We have a guest speaker talking about grubs and how to get rid or control them. Anyone who thinks they would like to come please do, we are a small group hoping to grow. Thanks Donna for a great website, and some great information.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Dorothy
Zone: 5a
Date: 04-Apr-02 11:22 PM EST

Calling all gardeners in Durham Region, a new Garden Festival to be held Sunday May 26 10am-4pm Childrens Arena in Oshawa. The Brooklin Master Gardeners will be there,to answer your questions.Hope to see you there, please check the notice board for more info.Hope to meet some of your personally


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Dorothy (queeenbee99@yahoo.com)
Zone: 5a
Date: 06-Sep-02 04:05 PM EST

Another season is over and the Durham Region Master Gardeners will be having its first meeting Sept 19 anyone interested in finding out more about it please contact me at queeenbee99@yahoo.com.


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: donna@icangarden.com
Zone: 3a
Date: 06-Sep-02 11:08 PM EST

Hi all...with all this email going on I wonder if you have thought about putting an online club together so that you can have your own place on the site under clubs...just a thought, then you can list your own meetings and keep it updated yourself...it's really easy. Let me know if you want to by just filling in the form and sending it to me...it's under clubs, then I can set you up!

You could call it the Durham Region Online Garden club or whatever you wanted..:)

I also notice that the Durham Region Master Gardeners club is not listed in our clubs area...:))


Subject: RE: Durham Region gardeners?
From: Sue (makeuplady@rogers.com)
Zone: 6a
Date: 11-Sep-02 11:55 PM EST

Hi Durham Gardeners: Just to let you know that John Valleau of Heritage Perennials will be speaking at Mason Hogue Gardens on Brock Road north of Pickering on Saturday the l4th starting at 10 am sharp. No charge and always great to hear what John has to say.


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