Hello fellow gardening enthusiasts and members of the St. James Horticultural Society. We hope you are all doing well and staying safe.
We still, are not able to hold our regular meetings however we would have been off for the the summer in any case. It remains to be seen what will be happening in the fall but hopefully things will be returning back to normal. It certainly would be nice to return to regular meetings. Of course as soon as there is any news to pass along it will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
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ST. JAMES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP?
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Society brochure and application form.
The gardens were judged in early August and following are the results.
Congratulations to all the award winners!
1st prize – 10W Linda K.
2nd prize – 69S Saada A.,
3rd prize – 62N Anita T. and Shelly S.
1st prize – 38 & 39 (both belong to the same person) Lil A.
2nd prize – 7 Oana H.
3rd prize -31 Harvey S.
All plots must be COMPLETELY CLEARED of all material by the 2nd Monday of October. The gardens are tilled in the fall. No gardeners are allowed onto the plot after this date.
Water will be shut off on September 7th or at the discretion of the garden committee
We are looking to put together a work crew. We are all volunteers and we need help with a group of folks to get those tasks done. We are going to do some improvements around the water taps, adding gravel and concrete pads to minimize the muddiness, mowing grass around the edges of the garden and to help and encourage new/struggling gardeners. Please give us a shout if you're able to give us a little of your time.
THE ST. JAMES FLOWER ARRANGERS
Reminder: Our September meeting will be held this Wednesday, outdoors in Pat's garden at 6:45 pm. Lois will be our star performer (demo)! The workshop is a landscape design and you are free to pick anything you like from my garden to enhance your design. I have lots of very interesting foliage. If weather doesn’t permit I will ask Pam to set up a zoom for us and let you know the day before. I will have 6 arranging stations set up at least 6 feet apart and seating for more.
I will also be collecting fees for the year. Please put in an envelope with your name on it.
Flower arranging $10. St. James membership $15. Thank you!
Looking forward to seeing all of you!
FLOWER ARRANGING PROGRAM _ 2021-2022
A vertical arrangement using any iconic Wpg landmark. Examples: golden boy, pavilion at Assiniboine Park, Provencher suspension bridge, Trizec bldg. etc.
Demo by Lois.
WORKSHOP: Landscape design
An arrangement utilizing a wire cylinder depicting the iconic music of Vienna.
Demo by Pat
A freestyle arrangement depicting the city of lights with bistro/ wine cafes.
Demo by Pam
DEMO: New Orleans
A horizontal arrangement depicting the Mardi Gras Festival with beads/glitter. Material from any source.
Demo by Lois.
January 5, 2022
A duo arrangement featuring the famous Moscow ballet.
Demo by Sharon.
WORKSHOP: New Orleans
A freestyle arrangement featuring fashion in a high heeled shoe. Material from any source.
Demo by Evelyn.
DEMO: New York
A fan arrangement depicting any New York icon. Examples: known as the Big Apple, Broadway, Central Park, major Fashion houses. Material from any source.
Demo by Pam.
A veiled round arrangement featuring the famous flowers of the city. Material from any source.
Demo by Sharon.
WORKSHOP: New York
An L-shaped arrangement featuring the canals of the city. Material from any source.
Demo by Anne.
ROCKING SALSA RECIPE
1 red onion, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
6 pounds fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 banana peppers, chopped
3 green bell peppers, chopped
3 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
½ cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 ½ tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
8 pint canning jars with lids and rings
Combine red onion, white onion, yellow onion, tomatoes, banana peppers, green peppers, tomato paste, white vinegar, garlic powder, salt, cayenne pepper, cumin, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large pot. Simmer until thick, about 3 hours.
Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the salsa into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.
Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Refrigerate after opening.
Please view more images
on our website (link above) from our member gardens and plants
YOUR TOO CAN VIEW IMAGES OF YOUR GARDEN AND PLANTS ON THE ST. JAMES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY WEBSITE!
If you are a member and would like to see your garden and plants featured on the website please send photos and pertinent information to: