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OHS GENERAL MEETING

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th

12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

 12:30 - OHS will provide pizza and caesar salad as well as coffee/tea/cold drinks

 

A short general meeting will be held to provide members and guests updates as well as American Society Appreciation AWARDS for outstanding continued service to the Ontario Hosta Society!   


If you wish to nominate someone including yourself to a position on the executive, we are still searching for a Vice President.  We do have a nomination for President!    We always encourage you to join the Executive.   TALK to anyone on the Executive Board.  Let us know your interest.  

 

 

Location: Nassagaweya Community Centre, Brookville Hall 2005 Cameron Drive Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0 (Part of the Town of Milton)   

 

Directions from the 401:7 km north of the 401 at Guelph Line and Cameron.

Take Guelph Line north 6 km to the Nassagaweya Community Centre at Cameron Drive located on the left at the corner of Guelph Line and Cameron Drive. Guelph Line is one exit west of Highway 25 if you are coming from Toronto or one exit east of Highway 6 south if you are coming from Kitchener.

 


Jonathan Hogarth - Will be our special guest speaker from ENGLAND!!

Jonathan 


 
I've included an introduction of JONATHAN HOGARTH!    
 
Jonathan says that his first hosta come with his first house. One day, he decided to buy a hosta at a nursery... and instead bought ten. He then sought out specialist hosta nurseries, joined the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society (BHHS), learning, acquiring and soon taking on various positions in the organization. 
Then one day Jonathan received a call from British hosta matriarch, Diana Grenfell, who suggested he take on the UK Plant Heritage Collection of Small and Miniature Hostas; a great honor. Within a year of being approved, he had received an invitation from the Royal Horticultural Society to display at their biggest show, Hampton Court. In an amazing trajectory of skill and luck, Jonathan won a top medal – a GOLD – on his very first time showing, and was also awarded “Best Exhibit” in the Heritage Section. 
From there, he applied to – and was accepted at – the best and most prestigious show of all; Chelsea Flower Show (which has a waiting list of eight years for mere mortals). He won a Silver-Gilt at that show and learned how to improve going forward. Since then, he has applied to and been accepted for both shows again. His star continues to rise. 
Jonathan’s talk, The British (mini) Invasion, is very much the story of his journey into hosta growing, selling and showing in England. From one hosta to a thriving business in small and mini hostas, an unusual propagation system and showing in the most prestigious shows in England, we will all experience the journey. 
(write-up courtesy of the WNY Hosta Society web page)

Mike Shadrack will be our one of our auctioneers! You might even see Carel Deutekom and Bob Leask auctioning some fabulous plants.    
 
Don't forget, we are still looking for volunteers to join our fabulous EXECUTIVE!  
 
 

 

 

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