Dunnville, Ontario.

No slowing down in sight

Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS) is not slowing down. The “Town-wide bed cleanup day held Oct 22 saw 30 hardy volunteers out, pulling annuals, weeding and tiding beds.

Special thank you to “Jeff’s Lawn Care Inc.” for supplying their truck and trailer to haul away all garden debris. So much time was saved. There was no need to bag or make multiple trips to the  dump for composting.Thanks, Mike Lessard.

Cheryl from “Flyers Bakery and Cafe” treated all volunteers with freshly baked carrot muffins and hot coffee, when the work was done.

DHS members also planted 56 ornamental kale in the Downtown area. These were generously donated from “Garden Gallery” to add seasonal color and interest to the gardens.

The “East and West Welcome Signs” were planted with over 500 red and white tulips. Special “Canada 150 tulips” were planted in the beds on either side of the Bridge entrance. Another 500 special “Canada 150 tulips” were planted with the assistance of students from Dunnville Christian School (DCS) around the base of the Centennial fountain in Centennial Park. DHS, in partnership with Haldimand County and DCS plan to have the Centennial fountain restored for its 50th anniversary which also corresponds with Canada’s 150th anniversary, next year. This is by far the largest project DHS has taken on. Plans of the restoration are underway and updates will be publicized along with fundraising efforts.

On Sat. Nov 5th, DHS volunteers came out once again in full force, decorating the 24 large pots and town fountain for Christmas.

The boughs were donated from “Evergreen Acres Landscape & Christmas Trees.” Red bows will be added by the Dunnville BIA after Remembrance Day.

Thursday, Nov. 17th is DHS final program of the year. It’s a full evening including: the Annual General Meeting, Annual Christmas Celebration/potluck, Community Food Drive, Junior Gardeners Awards, Penny sale table, and special guest speaker Gary Cartlidge, Armstrong Milling, Dunnville on “The right food for the right bird at the right time”. Program begins 6pm at the Optimist Hall.This is a members-only event. Regular DHS monthly programs are always open to the public and will resume Jan. 19th 2017.

Be sure to visit us at: wwwdunnvillehortandgardenclub. org
Any questions or comments, please contact Debbie Thomas President DHS 905 774 3064.


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