Do you love gardening? Are you concerned about Mississauga’s environment?
Whether you are a new gardener looking for support or an experienced one who is willing to share what you know, there is a place for you in Streetsville Horticultural Society. Even gardeners who have moved from homes into apartments and no longer actively garden are most welcome as volunteers.
Our main purpose is to beautify Mississauga through the planting of trees shrubs and flowers. We do this in a variety of ways either by planting them ourselves or assisting others or encouraging others to do it. Our Horticultural Society volunteers are busy each year with local community beautification projects such as the gardens at Leslie Log House, Rotary Park and Leisure World Long-Term Care Home in Streetsville.
May 12th Meeting CANCELLED
Streetsville United Church
274 Queen St. S Mississauga L5M 1L8
At the intersection of Queen St S and Barry Ave, Streetsville
Doors open 6:45 p.m.
Meeting starts 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Larry Peterson “The Fascinating Biology of Orchids”
Dr. Peterson grew up in Alberta and attended the University of Alberta where he received B.Ed and M.Sc degrees. He earned a PhD from the University of California, Davis and spent his career at the University of Guelph where he is currently a University Professor Emeritus. He has published over 200 papers in refereed journals, 20 book chapters, and has co-authored 3 books. His current book “When is a ‘Flower” not a Flower and other Intriguing Questions about Plants” is coauthored with Dr. Carol Peterson. Dr. Peterson received several awards for his research including the George Lawson Medal from the Canadian Botanical Association for outstanding career contributions to Botany. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has received two Teaching Awards from the University of Guelph. This unique full-colour book takes common observations of plants and presents scientific explanations for them that the non-specialist can understand. Using a question-and-answer format, 140 questions are posed, and each is followed by an answer illustrated with beautiful macroscopic and/or microscopic images. A total of 450 images are included. In addition to the general public, gardeners, horticulturalists, naturalists, teachers, and students will enjoy this book. Available at the meeting for $25 (tax included). Cash or cheque