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February Meeting

posted Feb 28, 2020, 6:20 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Feb 28, 2020, 6:21 PM ]

February Meeting

          Tuberous Begonia
                                                                          Tuesday 18th February 2020
                                                    Topic - Bonsai
                     Presenters - Zyggy & JoAnn Reinoga & Bruce Argaet
                                             Waverley Bonsai Group

This morning the members were treated to a wonderful talk and demonstration by three members of the Waverley Bonsai Group. JoAnn gave us an informative history of Bonsai, and how it actually had it's roots in China rather than Japan. Bruce explained the differences between the Chinese and Japanese styles of Bonsai, and Zyggy gave us a demonstration of shaping. They answered the many questions from the members and they also brought along a large display of various types and styles of Bonsai. Thank you very much JoAnn, Zyggy and Bruce for a very interesting and enjoyable presentation.

                                                                Photographic & Video Presentation

One of our newer members, Ron Wilson, treated members to a peek at his very impressive garden by way of a video and many wonderful photos. Ron's magnificent garden is very large and beautiful, containing a stunning array of plants and flowers including roses, lavender, various fruit trees and shrubs as well as a vegie garden and more! It is a truly amazing garden of which Ron can be justifiably proud. The members were in awe and enjoyed the presentation greatly. Thank you Ron for sharing your incredible garden with us!

                                                                                People's Choice Award
                                                Winner - Ron Lewis
                                           Exhibit - Tuberous Begonia
                                               Congratulations Ron!

One of our long time members, Rebecca Thompson, has very kindly allowed us to share a lovely poem written by her late husband, Walter Thompson, who was also a long time member of the club. Thank you Rebecca.

                                           A Poem by Walter Thompson

                                                                                       When you feel so lonely,
                                                                                  And there is nowhere else to go,
                                                                                         Don't feel downhearted
                                                                                            For it really isn't so

                                                                                 Why not learn about our floral art
                                                                                      And what vegetables to grow.
                                                                                       You never will feel so lonely
                                                                                      With friends you get to know

                                                                                   There are flowers on the benches
                                                                                            And flowers on the floor.
                                                                                    You even get three raffle tickets
                                                                                    When you come inside the door.

                                                                                              So don't go to the bingo
                                                                                              Or the pokies at the pub
                                                                              Just come along to the Whitehorse room
                                                                                             And join the Garden club.


Next month we will be talking Insects with Ian  Moodie, so please come along and join us at 10am on  Tuesday 19th March.

                                                                               

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January Meeting

posted Jan 28, 2020, 4:51 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Jan 28, 2020, 4:52 PM ]

January Meeting

  

     Show Bench Winner
          Pelargonium
                                                                                       Tuesday 21st January 2020
                                                            First Meeting
                                                  Welcome Back Morning Tea

For our first meeting of the year we had a general talk and Q & A session hosted by our President, Heather Armstrong. Members had many interesting and fun stories about their gardening adventures over the holidays. Many thanks to members who brought along refreshments.

It was followed by a talk on the history of the Box Hill Garden Club (formerly the Box Hill Horticultural Society) by long time member and former President and Secretary, Bob Yeomans. Thank you Bob for sharing your knowledge and informing our newer members on the long and interesting history of our club.

                                                                                            People's Choice Award
                                                 Winner - Rebecca Thompson
                                                      Exhibit - Pelargonium
                                                    Congratulations Rebecca!

Next month we'll be having an inspirational talk about the wonderful world of Bonsai by Zyggy Reinoga from the Waverley Bonsai Group, so please come along and join us on Tuesday 18th February at 10am.



         

     

October Meeting

posted Oct 18, 2019, 6:31 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Oct 18, 2019, 6:32 PM ]

October Meeting




                Begonia


           Hippeastrum
                                                                                Tuesday 15th October 2019
                                                    Topic - Begonias
                                                Presenter - Norm Gerraty

This month we enjoyed a wonderful and entertaining talk about Begonias from Norm Gerraty, who has been growing Begonias for many years. He spoke about the changing attitudes to gardening and the challenges faced by people who are living in smaller spaces, therefore Norm concentrated on how to grow Begonias in pots. He brought along various types of Begonias and gave us a demonstration using cuttings. He also answered questions from the members. Thank you very much Norm for an enjoyable and informative presentation. 

                                                                               Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                                     Winner - Ron Lewis
                                                     Exhibit - Hippeastrum
                                                     Congratulations Ron!

                                                      Popular Vote Award
                                                    Winner - Helen Hudson
                                                 Exhibit - Roses "Double Delight"
                                                      Congratulations Helen!

Next month is our Annual General Meeting and our end of year Break-up Party so we hope all of our members will be able to come along and help us celebrate another wonderful year!
Please join us at 10am on Tuesday 19th November.



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   Roses "Double Delight"

September Meeting

posted Sep 27, 2019, 3:29 AM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Sep 27, 2019, 3:29 AM ]

September Meeting





                     Iris




        Vase of pink Peonies
                                                                               Tuesday 17th September 2019
                                                         Topic - Iris
                                                  Presenter - Terry Nisbet

This morning's talk was a real treat for members. Our presenter, Terry Nisbet, is the President of the Victorian Iris Society. Terry is also a past President of the Australian Iris Society. Terry's knowledge of this colourful and striking plant is truly vast, and he kindly shared some of that knowledge with all of us today. It was an extremely interesting talk with some fascinating historical facts thrown in. Terry is a wonderful speaker who gave us a wealth of information as well as a digital display and film depicting the magnificent garden that belongs to Terry and his wife, Shirley, who also came along to join us. Many thanks to both of you.

                                                                                 Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                                      Winner - Lyn Sutton
                                                Exhibit - Peonies (pink in vase)
                                                      Congratulations Lyn!

                                                        Popular Vote Award
                                                        Winner - Lyn Sutton
                                                 Exhibit - Peonies (pink in vase)
                               Congratulations Lyn on winning both awards - Well done!

Please come along and join us next month for a talk on Begonias by Norman Gerraty.
Tuesday 15th October at 10am. We look forward to seeing you!
                                                      
                                                                                                  





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August Meeting

posted Aug 23, 2019, 10:44 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Aug 23, 2019, 10:45 PM ]

August Meeting



                Oxalis

   Camelia "Gorgeous"
                                                                                    Tuesday 20th August 2019
                                                        Topic - Oxalis
                                                   Presenter - Joy Quinn

Our presentation today was given by Joy Quinn who spoke to us about Oxalis. Joy has a great love of this somewhat controversial plant which is often regarded as a weed by many. Indeed it can be a very invasive plant, and is not permitted to be grown or sold in N.S.W., but there are over 900 species of Oxalis world wide, many of which have very pretty flowers of various colours. Joy gave us a wonderful digital display accompanied by a delightful talk. She also brought along pots of different kinds of Oxalis and answered questions from the members. Thank you very much Joy - it was greatly appreciated!

                                                                                Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                                  Winner - Bob Yeomans
                                                 Exhibit - Camelia "Gorgeous"
                                                     Congratulations Bob!

                                                      Popular Vote Award
                                                      Winner - Margaret J
                                                       Exhibit - Daphne
                                                 Congratulations Margaret!

Next month the topic will be Irises, a favourite of many. The presentation will be given by Terry Nisbet, so please come along and join us at 10am on Tuesday 17th September.
                                                   



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                   Daphne







July Meeting

posted Jul 21, 2019, 12:36 AM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Jul 21, 2019, 12:37 AM ]

July Meeting






            Lilium
                                                                               Tuesday 16th July 2019
                                            Topic - Chrysanthemums
                                           Presenter - William Orange

Today our very own member, William Orange, gave us a splendid presentation on Chrysanthemums. He informed us that even though it is the national flower of Japan, it actually originated in China. William went on to give us an interesting historical account of this beautiful flower, as well as a stunning digital display of the many different colours and varieties. He gave us a demonstration on how to take cuttings, and information on how to grow and care for them, as well as answering questions from the members. Thank you very much William for sharing your expertise with us. It is greatly appreciated.

                                                                       Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                          Winner - Margaret Johnstone
                                              Exhibit - Lilium (pink)
                                           Congratulations Margaret!

                                                Popular Vote Award
                                            Winner - Margaret Johnstone
                                               Exhibit - Lilium (pink)
                      Congratulations Margaret on winning both awards - Well done!

Next month Joy Quinn will be coming along to give us a talk on Oxalis, so please join us for that on Tuesday 20th August at 10am.
                                            





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June Meeting

posted Jun 28, 2019, 10:35 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Jun 28, 2019, 10:35 PM ]

June Meeting




     Salvias - Romantic Rose




             
Goldfish Plant
                                                                                  Tuesday 18th June 2019
                                                    Topic - Salvias
                                               Presenter - Lyndi Garnett

This month the members were given a very informative talk on that popular addition to the garden - Salvias. The speaker was Lyndi Garnett who is extremely knowledgeable and happily answered our member's many questions. Lyndi presented a wonderful digital display, as well as bringing along a large array of Salvias for sale. She also had pamphlets and handouts for the members. Thank you very much Lyndi for your excellent presentation!

                                                                           Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                              Winner - Doreen Barbuto
                                               Exhibit - Goldfish Plant
                                               Congratulations Doreen!

                                                  Popular Vote Award
                                               Winner - Doreen Barbuto
                                                Exhibit - Goldfish Plant
                                 Congratulations Doreen for winning both awards. 
                                                          Well Done!

Next month our own wonderful member, William Orange, will be giving us a presentation on Chrysanthemums, so please be sure to join us at 10am on Tuesday 16th July.
                                                        


      Salvias - Purpura



            
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May Meeting

posted May 26, 2019, 1:03 AM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated May 26, 2019, 1:04 AM ]

May Meeting







          Zygocactus

                   Protea
                                                                                   Tuesday 21st May 2019
                                               Topic - The Eden Project
                                              Presenter - June Valentine

This month the members were intrigued and delighted to hear June Valentine tell us all about her visit to The Eden Project in Cornwall, England. The Eden Project is a tourist attraction that consists of huge Domes which house thousands of plant species from all over the world. Each enclosure emulates a natural biome so that the plants can survive and thrive. June showed us a video of the construction phase and also the structure once it was completed. She gave us a very informative talk about the history of the project as well as wowing us with amazing images from her video presentation. It's definitely a placed to see if you're visiting the U.K. Thank you very much June for a wonderful talk. It was greatly enjoyed by members.

                                                                            Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                                   Winner - Ron Lewis
                                                   Exhibit - Zygocactus
                                                   Congratulations Ron!

                                                    Popular Vote Award
                                             Winner - Rebecca Thompson
                                                      Exhibit - Protea
                                               Congratulations Rebecca!

Next month we will be treated to a talk about Salvias from Lyndi Garnett who will also be bringing some along for sale. So please join us on Tuesday 18th June at 10am.







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April Meeting

posted Apr 29, 2019, 4:10 AM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated May 14, 2019, 3:22 AM ]

April Meeting



   Orchid Zygopethum Essendon


      Madam Butterfly
                                                                                    Tuesday 16th April
                           Topic - Ryset Australia Horticulture Products
                                            Presenter - Rod Joyce

This month a big thank you goes to Rod Joyce who came to talk to us about the many and varied horticulture products from Ryset Australia. A very informative talk that was greatly appreciated by members.

                                                                   Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                          Winner - Thelma Eastaugh
                                    Exhibit  - Orchid Zygopethum Essendon
                                            Congratulations Thelma!

                                               Popular Vote Award
                                               Winner - Ron Lewis
                                            Exhibit -"Madam Butterfly"
                                               Congratulations Ron!

Next meeting June Valentine will be coming along to talk to us about The Eden Project so please join us at 10am on Tuesday 21st May.



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March Meeting

posted Mar 31, 2019, 4:05 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Mar 31, 2019, 4:06 PM ]

March Meeting



    Candelabra Lily
Brunsvigia Josephinae


     
Tuberous Begonia
           Can-Can
                                                                                 Tuesday 19th March 2019
                                                 Topic - Birds & Insects
                                                 Presenter - Ian Moodie

This month the members were treated to something a little different. Ian Moodie gave us a very humorous and amusing talk on how to attract birds to your garden, and information on the various types of birds and insects in your garden. He had the members laughing with his wonderfully entertaining presentation. The digital display had some truly amazing photos of a large variety of birds and insects and was very informative as well. Thank you very much Ian for a most enjoyable presentation.

                                                                           Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                                 Winner - Ron Lewis
                                Exhibit - Candelabra Lily "Brunsvigia Josephinae"
                                                  Congratulations Ron! 

                                                    Popular Vote Award
                                                    Winner - Ron Lewis
                                          Exhibit - Tuberous Begonia "Can-Can"     
                              Congratulations Ron for again winning both awards
                                      with two separate exhibits - Outstanding!!

Next meeting Matthew King from Ryset Australia Horticulture Products will be giving us a talk on all the latest products available and how to use them to keep your garden healthy and happy over the coming winter months, so please join us on Tuesday 16th April at 10am





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