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Why We Love Annuals!

June 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

From small and sweet to big and bold, annuals with their wide variety of shapes and colours can add personality and character to any garden. Many of them play the useful role of attracting pollinators while others offer a unique twist to your dinner plate, not to mention their role in making stunning containers and baskets. In this presentation, Master Gardeners  Claire Leduc and Catherine Disley will help you feel confident in adding and caring for a wide range of annuals in your garden.

Claire Leduc joined the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton in 2017, and has been gardening in urban and rural environments for more than 25 years.  She has developed a particular interest in designing drought-tolerant gardens, while using forest and nature as inspirations. She uses annuals in containers as a way to extend garden space, while adding colour and texture, and to attract pollinators.

Catherine is a graduate of Algonquin College Horticulture and Landscaping program. Over the past 40 years she has worked in a variety of horticultural industries such as garden centers, florists, and interior tropical plant maintenance. Drawing on her floral design background, she creates container arrangements combining interesting plants, flowers and foliage. She grows vegetable, small fruits as well as perennial and annual flowers to support beneficial insects, pollinators and wildlife. Catherine has been a member of Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton for 12 years and enjoys providing gardening advice and promotes the use of native plants and sustainable gardening practices.

 This presentation will be a free Webinar.  There is no registration required.  A recording will be available for members only for 14 days after the presentation. 

Please consider supporting the future activities of the OHS though renewing your membership or joining for $15/yr, or though a donation.  

How to view the presentation

To join the presentation, please click on this You Tube link to go to the OHS You Tube Channel.   To simply watch the presentation there is nothing else you need to do.  The presentation will also be recorded and available at this link afterwards. The easiest way to find the channel is using the link; if you are on You Tube and do a search please use Ottawa Horticultural Society (we aren’t the only ones that use OHS as an acronym!)

Starting the video

Once you are on the site, you must click on the rectangle of the video to start watching.   Until 7:30 you will see a screen that says the presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m., so please be patient.

If you think you may want to ask a question

There will be a Q &A session at the end of the presentation when your questions submitted will be put to the speaker by the moderator.  You can put your question in the live chat panel on the YouTube page while the presentation is running. To make a comment, you need to be registered and have a personal Youtube channel. Steps to do this are described below.

How to create a personal channel  


 Follow these instructions to create a channel that only you can manage using your Google Account. 

  1. Sign in to YouTube from a Google account on a computer or using the mobile site.
  2. Try any action that requires a channel, such as uploading a video, posting a comment, or creating a playlist.
  3. If you don’t yet have a channel, you’ll see a prompt to create a channel.
  4. Check the details (with your Google Account name and photo) and confirm to create your new channel.


June 14, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


On-line presentation