Dunnville Horticulture Society

Bringing Spring Beauty to our Lives

Sandi Marr, DHS Recording Secretary

Nature provides everything we need to bring beauty to our lives. With fragrant spring blooms filling our gardens, we are surrounded with outdoor beauty. What great inspiration to bring beauty to other areas of our homes.

Take a peak at your front entrance. Is is warm and welcoming? Consider a new welcome mat, a hanging basket, or fresh paint on your front door. A spring wreath also brings beauty. Here’s a few simple steps to create a wreath. Purchase a grapevine wreath base or make your own. Form a circle about 18 inches in diameter with curly willow branches, dogwood, or other twigs. Continue to wind additional branches in and out until you have a wreath of desired thickness.

Decorate the wreath with silk flowers. Our local Dollar Store has a great selection. Group your flowers together for the biggest impact. Use odd numbers to look more natural. Decide where your focal point will be and work from that point. Start with your bow and move out from there. Place largest flowers closest to the bow and smaller ones furthest away. Aim for a wreath with movement, flow and dimension (just like nature) rather than a flat and rigid wreath in appearance.

Enjoy nature’s beauty with friendly folk from the Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS). Our monthly programs are free and open to everyone, members and non-members alike. Join us at the Optimist Hall, 101 Main St. W., Dunnville from 7-9pm on Thursday, May 19. Returning favorite Lester “MacGyver” Fretz will presenting “Backyard Greenhouses” including some humorous stories. If you missed our huge annual plant sale May 14, there will be plants available for purchase.

Be sure to mark May 28, 8am -12 noon on your calendar….our Town Planting Day. We meet at the Bridge parking lot and volunteers are always appreciated. We take pride in making our town beautiful with seasonal plantings. You don’t need to be a gardener to help plant. This is a good way to learn about gardening, meet some friendly folk, and contribute to our Downtown area. Bring your garden gloves and trowel.

Call Debbie Thomas, President at (905) 774-3064 or Deb Zynomirski, Vice President at (905) 774-8453 for more information.