Growing in East Hamilton

Month: August 2016

Road Trip! Seeds and Gardens and Rain

Back Row: Erin, Sue, Fran, Anne, Diane, Ben, Jordan Front Row: Scherrie, Bev, Cathy, Kathleen

Back Row: Erin, Sue, Fran, Anne, Diane, Ben, Jordan
Front Row: Scherrie, Bev, Cathy, Kathleen


Say "CHIVES"!

Say “CHIVES”!


The back row saved this one.

The back row saved this one.


Wm Dam Road Trip

On Wed. Aug. 17 we joined the Flamborough Horticultural Society and friends on a guided tour of Wm. Dam Seeds in Flamborough. The rain DID catch us but no one minded– after this summer’s terrible drought we gardeners were happy to see a nice gentle drizzle.

The display gardens had not been irrigated since mid-June (vegetable fields were given priority) so the plants were not as tall or robust as they normally would be. Still, there were many interesting varieties and we got to taste some fresh-picked tomatoes.

Tour of Wm. Dam Seeds

On Wednesday August 17 we’re joining the Flamborough Horticultural Society for a guided tour of the display and trial gardens at Wm. Dam Seeds. Carpool meets at 6 pm in the parking lot behind the Perkins Center at the northeast corner of Main and Kenilworth. If you’d like to go, please rsvp to crownpointgardens@gmail.com There is no charge for the tour.

trial gardens at Wm. Dam Seeds

Photo: Hamilton Pollinator Paradise Project


link to Wm. Dam web site

The tour starts at 7 pm. If you are driving DO NOT rely on your GPS. Most GPS systems will not find this place. Use the map on the Wm. Dam web site: Map

Here’s a great blog post from our friends at Hamilton Pollinator Paradise Project on the gardens at gardens at Wm. Dam