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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Omemee Horticulture Welcomes Peony Canadian Grand Champion Developer!

Omemee October Horticulture Potluck Welcomes Guests and Guest Speaker Hazel Cook!

Omemee and District Horticultural Society meets October 20, 2014 5:30 p.m. at Christ Church Anglican - Omemee for their annual Pot Luck Dinner. Guests are welcome to attend. Speaker for the evening will be award winning gardener Hazel Cook.
Who is Hazel Cook?

Hazel Cook Canadian Grand Champion!

Omemee Horticultural Society welcomes Grand Champion Peony Gardener Heather Cook of Blossom Hill in October
Omemee News: Canadian Grand Champion Peony Gardener Hazel Cook Speaking in October
Joe and Hazel Cook with their daughter Amy have operated a family nursery, Blossom Hill, since 1994 in Selwyn, just just north of Peterborough. Their specialties are two-fold:
  • Hybridization and propagation of British Delphinium elatum. 
  • Propagating peonies, resulting in an extensive peony collection of over 600 varieties including species, tree, herbaceous and intersectional peonies. 

Blossom Hill Award Winning Blooms

Cooks have won several awards for their work with both Delphiniums and Peonies including:
  • UK Delphinium Society presented at the Ontario Delphinium Club field days the only two Bronze Medals  
  • 2009 Grand Championship at the Canadian Peony Society Convention held at the Montreal Botanical Gardens.  awarded for ‘Bartzella’ a large double yellow intersectional peony.
  • 2013 Canadian Grand Champion. Peony Society Convention in Rosemère, Quebec  Garden Treasure’. a yellow intersectional peony.

Omemee Horticulture - Blossom Hill Then and Now

Hazel, who spoke at the Omemee and District Horticultural Society  in 2000 will be taking guests on a virtual stroll down memory lane with a presentation titled "Blossom Hill Then and Now".Omemee and District Horticultural Society encourages everyone interested in attending to bring their favourite dish, as well as a plate, mug & cutlery for themselves. Save the date and invite a friend. Find out more about this event using the links in the related links section below. Here is a youtube peek you may enjoy:
img Blossom Hill Delphiniums Youtube Screen shot Omemee Horticulture Society Welcomes Award Winning Gardner Hazel Cook to their Annual October Potluck

Blossom Hill Delphiniums as Seen on CHEX YouTube

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