b'Pine Ridge (continued from page 37)Norma,whospecializesinperennialsandpollinatorTheherbgardenattheScugog gardens. She recommends planting milkweed to attractShores Museum is our pride and joy, butter ies. Norma commented. The Mayor recog-Theres also a photo competition, with eight classesnized the club in 2012 for the heritage gardens they care featuring themes such as A Visitor to My Garden and Myfor at the museum grounds. Herbs hang from the ceiling Favourite Close Up of a Spectacular Bloom. PhotographsinthekitchenoftheLeeHouse,demonstratinghow can be taken at home gardens or while visiting events likepioneer women dried herbs for use when cooking their the Oshawa Peony Festival. soups and stews in the winter.Club members who like to gardenThe PRGC also gives back to the community. They and share tips with each other keep pho- provide an annual bursary to a Port Perry High School tographs and written journals of whatstudentpursuingpost-secondaryeducationconnected worked and what didnt. withtheenvironment.Theclubalso Weareallamateurs,Normade- sponsors horticulture classes at the Port scribed. Always learning. Perry and Blackstock fairs.Members enjoy outings to private or public gardens.Gardening is a great family activity, In the past, they have toured the Casa Loma Gardens inNorma pointed out. It is educational for Toronto and the Butter y Garden in Niagara. children to witness the miracle of nur-Another bene t for card-carrying club members areturing a seed into a plant. She passed along her passion discounts on purchases from local retailers, Norma noted.for gardening to her grandchildren Connor and Deanna. We buy a lot of plants! she said. Grown up now, they both come to help her rototill and For 10 years, the popular Plant and Yard Sale has beenweed her extensive gardens, and mow held on the May long weekend at Nestleton hall. Thethe lawn.public is invited to purchase vegetable andoral plants.The PRGC has 81 members includ-We sell hundreds of tomato plants, Norma reported.ing one founding member, Grace Bajema.And we have some di erent varieties. Our Club is small but mighty, like a seed that grows, While some club members have greenhouses, manyNorma commented.just start their seeds under grow lights in their basements. By Lynn Campbell, Focus on ScugogRetirement Living on the Shores of Lake ScugogA family owned full service retirement village in a park setting designed to meet your changing needs. Self contained studio and 1 bedroom suiteswith kitchenettes Large lake side lounges24 hour nursing care ELEGANT LIVING BY THE LAKEOn site hairdresser and footcare nurseWellness and activity programs Chauffeur services on requestPrivate gated access to walkingtrails, boardwalk, library andseniors centreOur age in Place Philosophy:in partnership with local health careprofessionals, we provide continuity of care with services catered to individual health care needs.905-985-8660 1-800-248-0848293 Perry Street, Port Perrywww.westshorevillage.comFOCUS - JULY 202239'