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End of the Year Clean Up

At this time of the year, we look to making our front gardens look their best for Grad, and to cleaning out the greenhouse for the summer. We’re doing both of these things each day – take a look at a few of the pics we snapped of what is growing in and outside of GBDSS!




Victoria Harbour Plant Sale – May 27

Mark your calendars for the annual Plant Sale and BBQ’d Peameal bacon on a bun. Saturday May 27th from 8am – 1pm at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Victoria Harbour. A great selection of perennials for your garden, just in time for spring planting. Inexpensive pricing starting at $1.00. Have a Peameal bacon on a bun while you browse. And if you have any plants you would like to donate, bring them the morning of the sale to add to our collection. We’d be grateful to have them. Hope to see you then!


Tay Blooms Activities

Let’s support our local horticulture clubs!  Tay Township Horticultural Committee is hosting a number of events in the coming months. Why not help out or join an activity?

Students, if you are interested, see Mrs. Bumstead or Mr. Beausoleil so we can organize a group effort. Or, volunteer with Tay or your local horticulture club on your own.

MSS Vesey’s Fall Bulbs Fundraiser

Students now have order forms and colour catalogues for the Fall Bulb Fundraiser – funds will be used to subsidize both the Royal Winter Fair and the Niagara Falls Botanical Gardens field trips.  See a student for details or order through Mrs. Bumstead, in the Library.  Cheques are payable to Midland Secondary School. Orders are due by Friday, October 10, 2014.


Order Form

Royal Winter Fair time again!

MSS is going to the Royal Winter Fair!  Join us on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  Forms are available from Mrs. Bumstead, in the Library.  The cost of the trip is ONLY $15.00!  Don’t miss out on this amazing trip this fall.


If you wish, you may subsidize your trip by selling Vesey’s bulbs to your friends and family.  See Mrs. Bumstead for a fundraising package.


Niagara Falls field trip – May 27 & 28, 2014

The Niagara Falls field trip forms are available now in the library.  The trip is on May 27 & 28, 2014 and will include visits to the Botanical Gardens, the School of Horticulture, the Butterfly Conservatory, the Floral Showhouse, Centennial Lilac Garden and Floral Clock.  The total cost is $130, including transportation, admissions, hotel and breakfast on Day 2.  There will be opportunities to fundraise in the coming months to reduce your cost – or even go on the trip for free!  Spaces are limited, so get your forms today!

American Falls, January 8, 2014


Putting the shed to bed

We’re racing against the Huronia winter coming this weekend to get the Horticulture Club’s new shed temporarily enclosed for the winter. Painting and final touches will start again in the spring.