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The Kingston Horticultural Society of Ontario


Our next meeting is Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
at Ongwanada Resource Centre


Speaker: Astrid Muschalla

Plus, a pre-meeting instructional workshop on creating floral designs for competitions

See details below

Society Bulletins:

  • The March/April 2019 Columbine newsletter is now online.
  • In the Spotlight (Flower Show Schedules 2019) are now online.
  • The Ottawa Orchid Society's 38th annual show and sale, Orchidophilia, will be April 27 and 28. More details, including a $2 off coupon, can be found here.
  • The Hastings Stewardship Council Winter Speakers Series features a variety of talks, including Lyme disease, mushrooms and other fungi,  and birds and your backyard habitat. More details here.
  • The OHA's Trillium newsletter for Winter 2018/2019 is online.
  • Ian Talbot of Lee Valley has contacted KHS regarding speakers/demonstrators/teachers for their 2019, January to April, seminars/workshops. If any members are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ian directly at 613-634-4400.
  • Download the 2019 Hidden Treasures Garden Tour nomination form (Word) here.
  • The 2018 Nursery Discount List is now available here.
Next Meeting

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue

Speaker:  Astrid Muschalla


On March 14, Astrid Muschalla, the Coordinator of Master Gardeners, will speak about organic lawn care. On the Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners website, she writes, A healthy lawn is easier and cheaper than you think. She will tell us about providing the lawn with nutrition without using synthetic fertilizers, about converting a neglected lawn back to a lush grass ecosystem, and about maintaining a healthy lawn year after year. She says that we can wipe out weeds the organic way. In the past, Astrid has spoken to KHS members about good soil health. She informs us that good bacteria are soil structural engineers that help us grow healthier plants, increase yields, prevent leaching and reduce erosion. This presentation should get you in the mood to face the challenge of managing the spring lawn.

Ann Levison will hold a pre-meeting instructional workshop on creating floral designs for competitions. The workshops will start at 6:45 p.m. in the Ongwanada Resource Centre and will be held just prior to each meeting in March, April, May and June. Ann is an Assistant Director of the Ontario Horticultural Association for District 3, she is a horticultural show judge, an award-winner in numerous design competitions and a designer of arrangements for Writersfest and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.


Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from September to June at 7:30 p.m. They usually take place at

Ongwanada Resource Centre. The entrance to Ongwanada is on Portsmouth Ave, just south of Johnson St. It is immediately past the Health Unit on the left when going south. Park at the end of the driveway. The building is forward from the end of the drive. [There is more parking to the left.]

There are bus stops on Portsmouth near Ongwanada for evening route E12.

Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. There is no charge for members of the Kingston Horticultural Society or other garden club. For others, entry is $3.00. KHS and garden club members should please show their membership card when coming to meetings.

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