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July 20th Garden Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Ajax Garden Club is scheduled for this coming Thursday, July 20th at the Ajax Legion Hall, 111 Hunt St. Doors will open at 6:45, the meeting will start promptly at 7:30. If you have items to show please be sure they are in place as soon after 7pm as possible. Judging is to begin at 7:15 sharp.

 Our Guest Speaker will be the inimitable Matthew Dressing, and he will be talking to us about “Water Features in the Garden”.

Refreshments will be offered as usual, although we are still trying to come up with a typically horticultural sort of celebration before the summer is over.


Section A – Perennials, Roses, Clematis
1. Any Perennial (excl. named below) – 3 stems or sprays
2. Clematis – 1 stem, any colour
3. Daylily – 1 scape, no foliage
4. Holey Hosta – leaf with the most bites or holes
5. Hosta Collection – 3 cultivars, 1 stem per cultivar
6. Lily – 1 scape
7. Peony – 1 bloom, any colour
8. Rose – 1 spray or bloom
9. Rose, grown for fragrance – 1 bloom

Section B – Annuals
10. Pelargonium (Geranium) – 1 stem
11. Any Other Annual – 3 stems or sprays

Section C – Fruits & Vegetables
12. Any Vegetable – 3-5 on a plate
13. Any Fruit or Berry – suitable number: if small fruit, 5; if large fruit, 2

Section D – Houseplants
14. Any Flowering Houseplant
15. Houseplant, grown for foliage

Division II – DESIGN
THEME: “Summer’s Brilliance”
16. “Canada Day” – symmetrical design, using red and white
17. “Summer Time” – use an accessory that makes you think of summer

Exhibiting Criteria (Photos must have been taken by the exhibitor during the past 24 months.)
18. “Why I Love the Summer” – an image that represents summer in Canada; may include birds and animals. Must include an horticultural element.
19. “The Best Thing in Your Garden” [that you don’t want to cut].

Looking forward to seeing you there.