By Deb Zynomirski, DHS President

DUNNVILLE—The dog days of summer are finally here, and I for one couldn’t be happier! After such a cool and rainy spring, the sunshine and warm days are making for a bumper crop of weeds this year. Take a few minutes every few days to do some weeding, and it keeps this chore from feeling too overwhelming.

While the Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS) takes a break from meetings over the summer, we are still actively working in the town beds. Our June Program Night was a lesson in backyard birding courtesy of Loretta Shields of the Smithville Garden Club. A lovely gourd birdhouse created by Angela Latham was won by Frank Phillips. And the Potting Shed donated a beautiful lavender planter, won by Darlene Buscis.

Watch this summer for big changes to the old Floral Clock. The old mechanism will be replaced by a wonderful storyboard depicting the history and significance of the Floral Clock in Dunnville.

Also, mark your calendars for September 14, for our members-only Fall Garden Tour. In addition, we will be hosting a grand opening for the newly-rehabilitated Thompson Creek Eco Centre on September 18. Our Program Night on September 19 will feature professional photographer Mark Zelinski, showcasing his fantastic photos and providing tips for us to learn how to photograph plants, flowers, and landscapes. Finally, September 27 features DHS hosting our District 9 Ontario Horticultural Association delegates for an exciting Fall Forum. We will be celebrating our 90th anniversary, and the Forum gives us a chance to share with the attendees the many projects and accomplishments we have completed over the past years. Looks like a very busy fall is on the horizon!

So, come on out to our next Program Night! The DHS meets at the Optimist Club Hall, 101 Main St. from 7 to 9 p.m. Or visit us online at our Facebook page or at dunnvillehortandgardenclub.org.

For questions or comments, contact myself (Deb Zynomirski) at 416-566-9337 or debzyn@gmail.com.


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