Dunnville Horticulture Society

The 12 Days of (Gardening) Christmas

By Deb Zynomirski, Dunnville Horticultural Society President

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my garden gave to me:

Twelve seeds a sprouting,

Eleven buds a bursting,

Ten dirty fingernails,

Nine days of rain,

Eight weeks of joy,

Seven plants for sharing,

Six weeds a spreading,

Five garden slugs!

Four bird feeders,

Three flowers blooming,

Two bees a buzzing,

And a perfect round tomato!

Merry Christmas to all the gardeners out there! Dunnville Horticultural Society held its annual potluck and AGM on November 21, 2019. Our wonderful members shared in delicious fare and we celebrated our 90th birthday with a huge cake.

The 2020 board of directors was sworn in by Amber Cuthbertson of OHA District 9: Petra Kruis-Daly (Secretary), Sharon Sykes (Treasurer), Debbie Thomas (Past-President), Directors Kim Christoff, Susan Emery, Nelly Engelage, Gloria Hunter, Angela Latham, Wray McLean, Colleen O’Reilly, and myself, Deb Zynomirski (President).

Thank you to the many Dunnville businesses who donated prizes and gift cards for our raffle table! A presentation on “Houseplants 101” was provided. We also enjoyed a tremendous display of photographs for our four-season photo contest. Winners were as follows: spring photo Lester Fretz, summer photo MaryLou Johnson, fall photo Gwen VanNatter, winter photo Cheryl Brown. Congratulations!

Join us again in 2020 for our next get-together on Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m. at the Dunnville Optimist Hall. A panel of experts will share their knowledge on all things gardening! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a “green and growing” New Year!