Charleswood

Garden Club

Event Calendar

Regular meetings usually take place on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at 5006 Roblin Blvd. (between fire hall and library).

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January 14, 2015 Regular meeting

Program: Designing with Shrubs
Terena Hantelman is a Landscape Journeyman and Horticulturist as well as the Garden Centre Manager for Aubin Nurseries in Carman. She has her own landscape design business and teaches the Red Seal Landscape program at Red River College. She will be talking about designing with Manitoba-proven shrubs in new and existing landscapes.

January 29, 30 and 31, MHA Convention

Program: This year the MHA Convention is at the Charleswood United Church.

February 11, 2015 Regular meeting

Program: Seed Stories
Club members will be sharing suggestions of tried and true varieties, successful perennial-starting stories, solutions to planting failures, which seeds you shouldn't bother saving, etc. A group order will be placed to a selection of seed companies. Please bring any seeds you wish to trade.

March 11, 2015 Regular meeting

Program:  Flower Farming
Carol Bergman is a professional flower farmer/designer who will be telling us about her enterprises and how some of her practices could be applied to our own gardens.

April 8, 2015 Regular meeting

Prgoram: Nursery Tour
Dave Hanson will be giving us a tour of Sage Garden which he claims is the most aromatic and tasty space in Winnipeg. These greenhouses use 100% natural fertilizers and 100% non-toxic pest management.  They are located at 3410 St. Mary's Road - this is about 5 minutes south of the Perimeter Highway, on the west side of St. Mary's Road. This tour is open to Charleswood Garden Club members only due to space restrictions

May 21, 2015 Perennials and Annuals Auction Sale

Auction at Westdale CC, 550 Dale Blvd: Set-up will begin at 4:30 and auction will start at 6:30.

September 23, 2015 Pot Luck Supper

Set-up at 5:00 and dinner at 6:00 pm, Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd.

October 7, 2015 Regular meeting

Program: What Worked and What Didn't in Your 2015 Garden?
Program moderated by Noreen Kolesar with Elaine Hanson and Ed Maza making up the panel.

November 11, 2015 Regular meeting

Program: Growing Swet Potatoes in Manitoba
Tiffany Grenkow discussed curious facts, growing instructions, tips and tricks for a bigger crop and harvesting and curing for a long shelf life.

December 9, 2015 Regular meeting

Program: Christmas Socializing
A few festive activities (courtesy of Diane Balez) and treats were enjoyed by all. Members brought food items for the Charleswood Food Bank.

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Gardening for Pollinators

Wednesday, Oct. 11
at 7:30 pm

Kelly Leask, Manager of Prairie Originals, will present conservation opportunities that encourage birds, bees, bugs and butterflies to visit our gardens and greenspaces.

Giant Zucchini Contest

Win our Challenge Trophy by growing the heaviest zucchini in Manitoba. The rules are simple:

1. Only Genuine zucchinis may be entered.
2. The show-er must be the grow-er.
3. Official weigh-in will be at the October regular meeting.
4. Bring in your zucchini. Attach a tab with your name and address. Anyone may enter - there is no entry fee.

This is the original zucchini contest!

Fall Gardeners' Market

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who donated, worked at or supported this year's event. With our expanded Gardeners' Market that also included our Canada 150 Tea and our oversized garage sale it was quite a feat to pull it off. Everyone's contributions to this successful event are very much appreciated.