Gardeners are Generous Souls
Sandi Marr, DHS Reporting Secretary
In case you weren’t able to attend the Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS) Garden Tours, 8 members of the DHS hosted self-directed garden tours on July 10. Each garden was diverse, welcoming, and a piece of heaven.
Gardeners are generous souls. Not only are they willing to have curious folks wander throughout their property, they are willing to share their gardening joys and blunders. “This area is under construction” said Margaret. “Gardening is an ever growing work in progress.”
“Our 5th generation farm is set on the banks of the Grand River. It’s not unusual to see deer mingling with the horses, along with sand hill cranes and wild turkeys.” said Debbie.
Gardeners are hard workers. Noticing her well mulched flower beds, I asked Marlene, “How many loads of mulch have you spread?” She humbly commented, “Oh, about 12-16 yards ….with the help of our grandkids.”
The Plaenksken’s vegetable garden was immaculate and weed free. I knew their vegetables were thriving because of their hard work.
Gardeners are connected to the earth. Along with nurturing perennial beds and garden produce, we discovered some hosts, like Petra, made their own maple syrup and had farm fresh eggs for sale.
Although the sun was hot overhead, we were welcomed to the breezy, carefree garden of the Zynomirski family along the shores of Lake Erie. It was the perfect ending to an inspiring day of garden tours.
There is always something interesting happening with the DHS. On August 13, we will enjoy a “Botanical Gardens and Winery Tour” organized by Deb Zynomirski, Vice President. A coach and driver from Attridge Transportation will to take us to the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, then on a tour of three distinguished wineries of the region: Reif Estate Winery, Southbrook Vineyards and Konzelmann Estate Winery.
For more information about these events or if you have suggestions to share, feel free to contact call:
Debbie Thomas, President – (905) 774-3064
Deb Zynomirski, Vice President – (905) 774-8453
Sandi Marr, DHS Reporting Secretary.
Sandi welcomes your questions and ideas for future gardening columns.