By Deb Zynomirski
As I write this, my Tiger Lilies are past their prime, their bare flower stems sadly swinging in the sweltering breeze. I can hear the cicadas’ mournful song carried along too.
Why does summer seem to take so long to arrive, yet be so fleeting?
Aside from keeping up with some weeding, the hard work is done, and gardeners can enjoy the beauty of their flower gardens and the beginning of harvesting fruits and veggies.
This is the time for you to relish the proverbial fruits of your labour. Stop and smell the roses, cut some fresh flowers to adorn your dinner table and share them with friends.
Or perhaps you are skilled at canning. Pickling cukes are readily available, as are peppers and beans.
Blueberries freeze well and can be made into smoothies well through the winter.
Take full advantage of all the bounty of the season!
Were you fortunate enough to receive one of Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS)’s “Splash of Red” door hangers? The DHS board has been surveying in town and our surrounding area in search of great gardens.
We have been excited to hand this recognition out to almost 200 local gardeners so far!
As August days carry on, and the back-to-school ads start taking over the airwaves, remember that fall will be here before you know it.
While you take full advantage of summer, remember to plan for fall. DHS will be returning to in-person meetings on September 15 at the Dunnville Optimist Hall.
Mark your calendar and plan to join us that night!
DHS meets the third Thursday of the month at the Optimist Hall. For more information, check out our website at dunnvillehortandgardenclub.org or our Facebook page under Dunnville Horticultural Society. DHS President, Deb Zynomirski, can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-566-9337.