Happy New Year – and a toast to everyone who has been to the Beausejour Daylily Gardens, and especially to all the volunteers who make it possible.
Did you know - 50% of the volunteers come from Beausejour, 47% from the RM and 3% from Winnipeg & other areas. Some volunteers are former summer students.
Our website beausejourdaylilygardens.com had over 3700 hits in less than 4 months
1 in 10 people sign the Daily Journal at the Gardens = ~ 5000 visits to the Gardens.
They came from: MB.: Brandon, Winnipeg, Vita, Steinbach, Lac Du Bonnet, Selkirk, Dauphin, Carman, Elma, Morden, Arborg, Arnes, Pinawa, Belair, Libau, Virden, Winkler, Altona, Roland, Seven Sisters, Stony Mountain, Kleefield, Dugald, Ste,. Genevieve, Stead, Lockport, Garson, Victoria Beach, Niverville, Matlock, , Staurtburn, Grand Marais, Riverton, Clandeboyne, St. Andrews, Oakbank, Sanford, , St. Rose du Lac, and Lee River; BC, AB, SK. ON, & PQ Kelowna, Calgary, Humboldt, Langenberg, Ottawa, Temiscaming; Aberdene, SD, Japan, and Mexico,
Highlights: Our Kildeer came back. There were so many Carmine Jewel cherries we had to sell them.
Terrific coverage in the Wpg. Free Press, other publications, and MB. Master Gardener Assoc.
Nifty Nag Derby in April – best indoor horse racing
7 bus loads of students – field trip & community service
Grad and wedding pictures
Zumba classes, The Victorian Tea Party & 55 Plus Senior Games
Girl Guides doing community service
Plant Sales in May and Sept. – just keeps getting better
Planting & weeding in the rain, sun, with and without mosquitoes, enjoying friends
2016 – join your friends at the Gardens –enjoy it- adopt a section or do respite
The Town is laying asphalt along the walkway, we plan to improve the watering system,
add new daylilies, Itoh peonies, pear trees, grapes, and other edible plants
March 19 – We toot our horn at Gardening Saturday in Wpg.
April 30 - Nifty Nag Derby – think up names for the horses now & email Mary Veldman
May 21 – Spring Plant Sale
June 18 – Garden Party – celebrating 100th anniversary of Women’s right to vote in Canada
(optional - wear a hat, come in costume, revive the argument for and against the vote)
July – August – it doesn’t get much better than this
Sept 17 – Fall Plant Sale