By Deb Zynomirski

To The Haldimand Press

DUNNVILLE—While the ground has recently been blanketed in snow, I’m sure most would agree that we have had a pretty easy winter so far. With temperatures staying above normal, winter freeze damage this spring should be light and plants should rebound quickly in the spring. Now is the time to plan your spring garden, plant seedlings, and dream of warmer days to come.

Warmer weather will mean the return of leaves to trees, perennials showing their finery, bulbs poking their heads up… and of course the dreaded return of weeds! This year the Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS) will be attacking our annual weeding chore slightly differently. We will be taking a two-prong approach. First, our in-town garden beds will be weeded weekly by anyone who wishes to volunteer for our Friday morning Walk and Weed Team. We will spend some time visiting the in-town garden beds to do the weeding together, chatting and catching up on friendships, followed by a coffee at a local establishment. Second, we will be looking for Family Weeding Teams to maintain all other gardens that we are responsible for. Each family will get to have a sign in the bed that they maintain. If you would like to be one of our Family Weeding Teams, please contact me directly at

Join the DHS and Garden Club for our next get-together on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Dunnville Optimist Hall, when our topic will be The Art of Orchids. What a wonderful, colourful topic to give us a break from the dull and grey days of winter. Hope you will join us! You can reach me at 416-566-9337 or 905-774-8453.

            Deb Zynomirski is the President of the Dunnville Horticultural Society.      


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