Dunnville Horticulture Society

Dunnville Horticultural Society events on hold, spring planting continues

By Deb Zynomirski

To The Haldimand Press

You would have to be living under a rock these days not to understand the drastic effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our world. It has touched everyone in different ways.

Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS) is no different. We have taken steps to cancel both our April and May program nights. In addition, our Annual Plant Sale has also been cancelled.

On a positive note, we are hoping to move ahead with planting our town flowerbeds. I can’t think of a time when our community needed this uplifting sight more than during these trying times. We will be undertaking this task without the help of our numerous volunteers, so bear with us as it will take a little longer than our usual one day. Individuals from our DHS board will be pitching in and doing the planting themselves. A big thank you to Konkles, our greenhouse partner, who generously donates our annuals as they have for many years. And also thank you to Egger Truck and Machine for taking care of our watering needs all season long. We are blessed to have such great community partners!

As we keep our distance, we are all working together to get to the other side of this difficult time. Thank God that spring has sprung, and we can enjoy longer days, more warmth, and sunshine. Even in isolation, you can appreciate the songbirds, the return of green grass, and the budding trees. In the daffodil’s jaunty face, you will see renewal and hope. And that is just what we all need right now isn’t it?! Until next month, stay safe and stay healthy.

    Deb Zynomirski is the president of the Dunnville Horticultural Society.