A Chapter of The North American Rock Garden Society
&
Member Society of OHA District 2
 

2021-2020 Meeting Calendar

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Sat. Sept. 11, 2021   1:30pm

Chaos in the Rock Garden: 
Putting Theory Into Practice

This will be a zoom meeting.

The meeting link will be sent to members and will be on the members-only page  

This talk is about rock garden design and how it relates to natural landscapes and preferred plant habitats.

 

David Sellars is an award winning photographer and is a Past-President of the Alpine Garden Club of British Columbia. Together with his wife, Wendy, he is developing an extensive alpine and woodland garden in coastal British Columbia. The garden received the Millstream Garden Award for Rock and Alpine Garden in 2012 and was featured in the Fall 2013 issue of the Rock Garden Quarterly.

David is a keen mountain hiker and maintains the website www.mountainflora.ca. His particular interests are rock garden design and construction, alpine plant photography and using video to illustrate mountain landscapes and alpine plant habitats. His YouTube Channel features wildflower hikes and some garden videos:  https://www.youtube.com/user/MountainFlora

For more information & to request zoom link, email specialevents@ovrghs.ca

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Sat. Feb. 12th 2022  1:30 PM

Elizabeth Zander: Patagonia- Road Tales

This will be a zoom meeting.

The meeting link will be sent to members and will be on the members-only page

For more information & to request zoom link, email 

specialevents@ovrghs.ca

Elizabeth Zander is the past president for the North American Rock Garden Society. ​

In a nutshell:

As luck would have it, I was invited last minute to go botanizing with a specialist horticulture group from all over the world. Our resident botanist, Marcela Ferreyra, knew just where to find the plants. And did we ever find the cream of the crop, from Petunia patagonica to Ranunculus semiverticillatus to Calceolaria uniflora, with lots in between. Let's not forget the rosulate violas. This talk will focus on the environment where we found the plants
 

Growing Plants

Sat. Oct. 16, 2021  1:30 PM

Marilyn Light - Experiences with Seed Sowing 

This will be a zoom meeting.

The meeting link will be sent to members and will be on the members-only page

Plantswoman extraordinaire, and long time OVRGHS member, Marilyn Light will be giving a presentation on her experimentation with starting seeds, including winter sowing.  This past winter she was more particular about recording her conditions with many different seed species obtained from OVRGHS, NARGS (North American Rock Garden Society) and the Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society.  She was also able to obtain some interesting species including palm, conifer, tree/shrubs, as well as a number of different Apiaceae genera with which she is doing research for another project.  She's also working with species such as Allium, Aquilegia, Campanula, Erodium, Geranium, Dianthus, Silene, etc that do not require soaking so these were sown according to when she judged to be the best time.  She has been measuring the germinability under her conditions of the more than 125 species she's growing.  A good talk leading up to the OVRGHS seed exchange coming in Jan 2022.

For more information & to request zoom link, email 

specialevents@ovrghs.ca

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Sat. March 12th 2022  1:30 PM

Alison Place: Rock gardens and gardens in Germany

This will be a zoom meeting.

The meeting link will be sent to members and will be on the members-only page

For more information & to request zoom link, email 

specialevents@ovrghs.ca


 

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Sat. Nov. 11, 2021  1:30 PM

Anna Leggatt - The Floral Beauties of the Anza Borrego Desert 

This will be a zoom meeting.

The meeting link will be sent to members and will be on the members-only page

For more information & to request zoom link, email 

specialevents@ovrghs.ca

Anza Borrego State Park is one of Anna's favourite destinations in the late winter and early spring.  She & her husband always hope for a great wildflower season and have managed to have their trips coincide with two or three Super-Blooms over the years.

They love to see sheets of colour - purples, whites and yellows, however, individual flowers are always fascinating as well. Seeds can remain dormant for years, even giving the locals a surprise.  Anna has always wanted to see Hesperocallis undulata, the desert lily. There are great cacti, fascinating shrubs as well as many annuals to see. Seeing road-runners and the big-horns is always a bonus on their travels.  The scenery is so fascinating they find there is plenty to see even in a dry year. 

Anna Leggatt is former high school teacher for Botany, Chemistry

She worked in various capacities for many different horticultural group. Anna has written articles for several well regarded publications.

She won the NARGS Marvin Black Award in 2017, a Silver Award from GARDENCOMM in 2016 + prizes for photography.

 

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Sat. April 19th 2022  1:30 PM

TBD

This will be a zoom meeting.

The meeting link will be sent to members and will be on the members-only page

For more information & to request zoom link, email 

specialevents@ovrghs.ca


 

 

ABOUT US

​The Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society (OVRGHS).
We are affiliated with both the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) and the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA).

 

Our Society was formed in November 1992. Although the faces have changed somewhat since then, the objectives of the Society have remained the same: to promote and support "rock gardening" on a non-profit basis.

Over the years, we have built upon the solid foundation of the original group. We offer our members:

  • monthly meetings from September through May featuring local, national and international speakers,

  • periodic newsletters per year

  • an annual seed exchange,

  • spring plant sales each year,

  • garden tours and field trips,

  • workshops and demonstrations,


New members are always welcome.

 

Contact

Until it is safe to do so all planned meetings will be held by Zoom Video conference.  Zoom details for each meeting are sent by email or can be accessed on the members-only page

K. W Neatby Building
960 Carling Avenue

K1A 0Z2
Free Parking in adjacent lot

MEETING HOURS:

Doors open: 12:45pm 

​​Announcements:1:30pm

Duration: approx1.5hrs

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