The May meeting of the Tweed and District Horticultural Society was a “shopping experience” for both club and community members who attended. David Morgan from Lee Valley Tools in Ottawa was the guest speaker at the meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting, members were invited to place orders for Lee Valley products and, at the same time, get a 5 percent discount and free shipping…what a great idea and members clearly enjoyed the concept as they placed their orders and even orders from friends who could not attend!
Since David is a gardener and a woodworker, the job at Lee Valley was a perfect fit for his skill set. David worked in the Ottawa store for 15 years. Now he does speaking engagements based on the tools and items that Lee Valley sells. He also holds seminars on ergonomics, tool maintenance and ground irrigation.
The first lee Valley garden catalog was printed in 1990 listing 100 items. Today’s catalog contains both home and garden tools with approximately 1500 items.
David had a selection of tools on display. There are a variety of prices available for the tools depending on the quality but all products have a life time guarantee.
At David’s request, his fee for the evening was donated to the Emily Trudeau Splash Pad.
June 2…Meeting…Christine Gill from the Ontario Delphinium Club will present a slide show on delphiniums. She will discuss what varieties are best suited for the area. Plants will be available for purchase.
June 13…Clean up of town beds…from 9 a.m. at Moira Gardens.
June 15…Bus trip to Winery and Gardens…GardensPlus in Peterborough, Goldenbrook Hostas in Blackstock, Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery and Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens to see the annual peony display. Cost is $45 per person.