By Deb Zynomirski,
To The Haldimand Press
DUNNVILLE—Happy New Year to all you wonderful gardeners out there!
Well, if “green and growing” is your resolution for 2020, then Mother Nature has gotten you off on the right foot this year! The recent mild temperatures have had many garden plants and animals confused. On Boxing Day I spotted a garter snake, my Mother saw a Great Blue Heron, and other friends have reported seeing early tulips poking through the soil. While winter is sure to return and cover everything in a frosty blanket, it was a nice reminder of spring’s resilient return in a few months.
In the meantime, Dunnville Hort Society is back to our regular Program Nights after our holiday break. Join us this Thursday evening at the Dunnville Optimist Club where perennial favourite, Lester Fretz, will regale us with his photos and expert advice on everything from trellis gardens to raised beds. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
DHS is excited about our 2020 speaker slate which include the following topics: Orchids, Native Trees, Pollination 101, On the Trail of Monarchs, and more!
Why not join us and bring a friend? What better way to get your 2020 underway, and get yourself “green and growing” too?! Get involved, and keep from becoming “ripe and rotten”!