PRESS RELEASE -Oct. 20 2016
Dunnville, Ontario.

Hardy Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS) volunteers have been busy spreading mulch, and on some of the hottest, most humid days this past summer and fall. We spread just shy of 50 yds of mulch about 5″ thick on the town flowerbeds. Mulch is applied for many reasons including cosmetic, water retention, weed suppression and, as it breaks down, soil enhancement. Thank you to “Grand Garden Gallery” for donating the black decorative mulch for under “Muddy” and “McKays Stump and Tree Removal” for their donation of natural mulch for the “East and West Welcome Signs“ and the ”Christmas Tree garden bed” in town. Mulch was also acquired through Haldimand County from the tree removals in Lions Park.

DHS, for the very first time, participated in “Haldimand Motors Great Tricycle” event, entering both a float and the race, proudly taking home over $3350. in prize money. The proceeds have been earmarked for a few projects including the restoration of the 1967 Centennial Fountain located in Dunnville’s Centennial Park (to be completed during 2017), Canada’s 150th birthday and Centennial Fountain’s 50th birthday.

DHS officially launched a new website! Please visit us and let us know what you think. You will also find details about our upcoming Oct. 22 Program, featuring Jeff Bokma “Houseplants 101” from Vermeer’s Garden Centre, as well as our Annual Flower/Vegetable Show and Seed Exchange. Program begins at 7pm and doors open at 6:30pm. As always, everyone is welcome and there is no cost.

Mark your calendars for Sat. Oct. 22. We’ll meet at 9am at the Bridge to clean up the town flowerbeds. Volunteers are appreciated.

Any questions or comments, please contact Debbie Thomas President DHS 905 774 3064.


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