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Oakville African Violet Society

Show at Oakville Place
Saturday, 2008-April-12

Our show this year will be held at Oakville Place in the lower mall level. It is a new location for us and we hope to have a lot of people walk by and enjoy our plants.

Meetings:

The Oakville African Violet Society meets the last Wednesday of every month from September through May, except December and January, in the Special Education room (Room 104) or the Horticulture room (Room 120) of White Oaks High School - North Campus, 1055 McCraney Ave., Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Membership dues are $15.00 ($17.00 for couple). Visitors are always welcome. (The school doors are often locked, so call to let us know you are coming.) We use an entrance on the west side of the building behind the greenhouse. The driveway is a little hard to see, it is immediately after the school's main circular driveway.
Map to School Map to school (Mapquest)

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Meetings are from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 PM.

Next meeting: 2008 Mar 26

Topic: Show Preparation

Details: Bring in your list of flowers to exhibit so we can make labels before the show.

Our program will be as follows:
1. Refreshments and raffle.
2. Meeting called to order.
3. Main program (see topic above).

Have you paid this year's dues?

Raffle Material: Please remember to bring small healthy plants or leaves, wrapped and labeled.


Our 2008 show is still looking for a new home, under consideration are the River Oaks community Centre and the Hopedale Mall.
Previous Project Plants:
2007: Buffalo Hunt
2004: Little Pro
2003: ACA's Red Ember
1999: Ramses
1998: Candy Crystals

Hints on Watering: It seems Oakville has changed to a "stabilized" chlorinating system. It doesn't evaporate out of the water, so leaving the watering can overnight isn't enough anymore. Members have been going to the pet store and getting "water conditioner" from the aquarium section. Two drops will condition a 10 liter pail of water in five minutes.

Growing Tips: Gesneriads need only a weak solution of fertilizer. In case they have dried out a little too much because you just couldn't water them when they really needed it, don't use any fertilizer, just clear water. The water should be luke warm, water at room temperature may sometimes be too cold.


Meeting Topics
Date                  Topic                 
2007-Sep-26 Welcome and Judging
2007-Oct-31 Container Gardens
2007-Nov-28 T.B.D.
2007-Dec-26 No meeting
2008-Jan-12 05 Pot Luck Dinner
2008-Jan-30 No meeting
2008-Feb-27 T.B.D.
2008-Mar-26 Show Preparation
2008-Apr-12 ** Show **
2008-Apr-30 T.B.D.
2008-May-28 T.B.D.
2008-Jun-21 Boat Bar-B-Que

Do you have a plant that you would like to have groomed and improved? Please bring it in and we will work on it, for everyone will learn from that.

Contact Information:

Mrs. Eva Lindstol    905.845.5434

Alternates:
Mrs. Marie Dawson, Hamilton    905.388.0041   

Mailing Address:

Links to more Oakville AV Society pages:
Basics
Other Local Clubs
Oakville Show Information
2002 Oakville Show Schedule
2004 Oakville Show Schedule

To get lots of information, join Some Mailing Lists such as Canadianavx on yahoogroups.com. If you have trouble joining the list, contact
Ask and get answers to your questions at Garden Web - African Violets
This site provides a Calendar of Canadian AV Events

Links:

African Violet Society of America: Join AVSA Today african violets Click the magazine to join

You'll get 6 big, colorful issues annually for the low membership price you select at the AVSA secure website.

African Violet Society of Canada Join AVSC Today african violets Click the logo to join

"African-violet and Gesneriad NEWS", has ceased publication (2005-June)
American Gesneriad and Gloxinia Society:
Garden Guides Page on African Violets Marie likes this site.
Gesneriad Reference Web: (Ron Myhr's site with lots of good photographs)
Gesneriad Photos Page:

Heritage African Violet Society: (Hamilton, Ontario) 2007-02-12 Site no longer available
Toronto African Violet Society: (Toronto, Ontario)

Canadian Growers and Hybridizers:

Carlos Becca: (Edmonton, AB)
John Brownlie: (Mississauga, ON) "ACA's" violet varieties Email:
Carol Eros: (Edmonton, AB)
Bruno G: (Mississauga, ON) "B-Man's" violet varieties
Harster Greenhouses: (Dundas, ON) "Anthoflores" violet varieties Email:
Violets in Vogue : (Sidney, BC)
Violets-O-Ley : (Mississauga, ON) Email:

International Sites:

AV Calendar from Australia (on eBay ends 2006-Nov-23)
The Kiwi Violet Room:
Wanganui African Violet & Gesneriad Club:
Saintpaulia in Belarus Grower of African violets offers a photo gallery of varieties, as well as some photos of Streptocarpus. Site in Russian and English. Has pictures of succulents, too.

Commercial sites:

Dave's Free Sales Listings:
African Violets by Florals of Fredericks:
Kim's Kottage Violets: (Penetanguishene, Ontario) Email:
Lyndon Lyon Greenhouse:
Optimara & Rhapsodie:
Robs Minolets:


Some of us have been using Skype as a method of telephoning long distance.

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If you have a high-speed internet connection and can figure out how to connect a microphone or headset, you may want to try it too.

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