Trenton Horticultural Society & Garden Club

Trenton United Church

85 Dundas Street East, Trenton , ON

Minutes from Meeting March 16, 2017

And Agenda for April 20, 2017 Meeting @7pm

We had a great presentation from Deanna Groves who was representing Quinte Botanical Gardens. They are hoping to open to the public in 2017. Deanna hopes we will come and take a look.

Minutes from March 16 Meeting:

Meeting called to order by Judy Muldoon @7:00 pm

Approval of Minutes: From March 16 Meeting: Motioned by Don,

Seconded by Carole Sullivan

Financial Report by Doug Carter: Closing Balance as of March 11: $2266.07

Total Assets: $4581.89

Membership: 54 Members in 2016

2017 Membership now due

39 Members and 7 Guests were at the March meeting

Seedy Saturday: Report by Joan Gray -5 New Memberships, 6 Tip Books sold

Correspondence: Grow your Greens with Debbie

Sponsored by Connon Nurseries

Wednesday April 5 from 6:30-8:30PM

RCAF Blvd Military Resourse Center

Register at reception by April 3rd as space is limited

or call 613 965 3575

Donna O'Neil received cheque from Judy Muldoon . The money was donated to the Hugh O'Neil Garden with the proceeds from our Chinese Auction held in February. The amount was $120.00. Donna was most appreciative.

Memorial to Jean Moores: Long time member Jean Moores passed away. She was a long time member of the Horticultural Society in Trenton and a Past President. It will be discussed at the next Executive Board Meeting how to honour her memory and others who have passed away.

She will be missed by all.

OHA Convention Kingston 2018: Trenton has been asked to take charge of the Silent Auction at the convention. Volunteers will be needed to organize. More information to follow over the next few months.

Sign up sheets for Hospitality and The Quinte West Home Show were available after the meeting had adjourned. Thank you for your support. All of the Hospitality spots were filled and we have a couple of spaces still to fill for the Quinte West Home Show –see below for times still available for you to volunteer your time.

Plant Sale convenors are now Debbie Geib and Yvette Chilcott. Plant sale is set for Saturday of long weekend in May at the Pioneer Gas Bar. All donations of plants gratefully accepted.

Flower Show Update: Lezlie Miller -Tickets for the BBQ Dinner will be $10 per person and will be available in advance. More information to follow.

Seedling Trees will be arriving in April. We need volunteers to help pot them. We are also in need of pots to plant them in. We will be selling them at the Quinte West Home Show and any left over will be sold at the Plant Sale in May. The plants will be on sale for $5.00 each. If you would like to put in an advance order please contact Judy Muldoon by phone or e-mail.

The plant list is as follows: (We have bought 10 of each variety)

Alternate Leaf Dogwood

Bitternut Hickory

Black Cherry

Canada Plum

Shagbark Hickory

Balsam Fir


Black Elderberry


Red-odier Dogwood

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm

Coffee, tea and treats available after the meeting

Agenda for April 20th Meeting:

It promises to be a great evening. Our Guest Speaker is Peter Fuller of Fuller Native & Rare Plants.

After the presentation there will be a short meeting followed by refreshments.
Hospitality for April Meeting:

1.Fay Fiset

2.Yvette Chilcott

3.Debbie Geib

4.Patricia Dunham

Quinte West Home Show Schedule:
Friday April 28, 2017

5-7PM Kathy Webb

Carole Sullivan

7-9PM Sally & Bernard Latimour

Collette Richardson

Saturday April 29, 2017:
10-12 Noon Debbie Geib, Bill Bowerman

12-2PM Pat Grass & Kathryn Collini 

2-5PM Herry Webster

2 People Required

Sunday April 30, 2017:

10-12 Noon James Kimmerly, Judy Muldoon & Pat Dunham

12-3PM Joan Gray

2 People Required