The season has come and gone, with October here it
is time to cut down all the foliage in the garden and put them to bed
for the season. A sad time of year, the days are shorter, the
only thing blooming are the geraniums in the window sill, but now is
the time to garden on the web.
This past September 11th, we had another successful
Fall Extravaganza, where we heard and saw the future of Mike Holmes and
Jamie Gossard's breeding program along with many of our members
seedlings in the Meritorious Seedling Presentation. I have just
completed the Meritorious Seedling Award Page for all to vote on their
favorite seedling from our members nurseries. Some of our members tried
to break the code I used to name the files last year, but trust me
their is no rhyme or reason to my coding of file names so this is truly
a vote for a seedling note the hybridizer.
Again, we will be announcing the winners at the famous Can-Am Niagara Meeting 2011! I will then upload the final winners shortly after the meeting.
Speaking of the Can-Am Niagara Meeting 2011, I have
almost completed the WebPages (click on link above) for this years
meeting. We have secured our speakers for the meeting, however, we are
planning on doing a hybridizers session on Friday night where all
hybridizers can show off their babies to the deligates. We are modeling
Friday nights session after the old Myrtle Beach meeting and the
Shirley Farmers Region 2 Hybridizers meeting.
We are probably going to change venues this year due
to the new management at the Sheraton adding far too many extra costs
to the meeting. I am swaying toward the Sheraton at the foot of the
Rainbow Bridge beside The Brock Hotel here we have a choice of five
restaraunts and we are next door to the 'Old Casino' which they assure
me has be remodelled and only has newer slot machines. The Hershey
Factory and the main street of Niagara Falls Canada are a mere two
minute walk from the lobby of the hotel. This will not be our first
time at the Sheraton on the Falls,
the only reason we moved in the past to the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
and Conference Center was it's proximity to the "New Casino Niagara".
It is very confusing with having two Sheraton's in
the area so if you get confused contact me by e-mail and I will clear
things up for you. The proper links will be on the Can-Am Niagara
Meeting homepages the moment I sign the contract with the hotel.
John P. Peat
Canadian Hemerocallis Society