[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”5803″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Deb Zynomirski

President, Dunnville Horticultural Society

You may have heard that 2022 has been declared the Year of the Garden. In these times of lockdowns and restrictions, gardening is still a joy and a pleasure that we can partake in. Dunnville Horticultural Society planted several hundred new tulip bulbs this past November to mark the occasion. We are also hoping to return to our regular Program Nights, and plans are already underway to hold our annual Plant Sale once again. Start planning now for how you will celebrate this auspicious occasion this year!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Resolve that this is the year you will finally plant that vegetable garden.

Shop online or locally for seeds which you can start indoors in February.

Plan to diversify your garden with new and exciting plants that you have never tried before. Our climate has changed in the last 25-30 years, so plants that used to be too tender for our area can now withstand our seasons.

Attend our Program Nights when they restart. Make new gardening friends!

Share your cuttings and perennial divisions with your neighbours.

Plan to attend several garden tours, both local and far-flung. You will find inspiration to turn your own patch of dirt into something beautiful this year.

Red is the official colour for the 2022 Year of the Garden, so make sure you paint your gardens RED this year!

DHS was fortunate to be able to hold our 2021 AGM between lockdown times. At this meeting, we welcomed our 2022 Board of Directors: Debbie Thomas (Past-President), Petra Kruis-Daly (Recording Secretary), Ellen Guenther (Treasurer), Susan Emery, Nelly Engelage, Wray McLean, Melanie Ruigrok, Sharon Sykes, Jordan Wagter, and myself, Deb Zynomirski (President). We are looking forward to getting back to our normal club activities in 2022!

Keep thinking green thoughts! 

DHS normally meets the third Thursday of the month at the Optimist Hall. However, due to the current Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, please note that the January Program Night is cancelled. For more information, visit dunnvillehortandgardenclub.org 

or their Facebook page under Dunnville Horticultural Society. DHS President, Deb Zynomirski, can also be reached by email at debzyn@gmail.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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