News from the Deep River and Area Horticultural Society

Summer Garden Tour this Weekend

Come join us for our Summer Garden Tour this Sunday, June 12th.

Tour maps available at Monica’s Pantry, Canadian Tire, The Bean House and Hubert’s Nursery. Tour runs from 11 am until 3 pm. Memberships are being sold at some of the tour garden locations.

DRAHS Memberships Still Available for 2011

Memberships are still being sold at Monica’s Pantry (beside the Liquor Store) for those of you who have not signed up yet and for those of you who are new to town.

Grouse Park Garden Plots

There is still one garden plot available at Grouse Park. It’s not too late to get some veggies in. Contact Bruce Bigham at 613 584-2198

Eco Pulse Kids Day Camp

Environmental day camp for kids aged 8-12 years old. The theme will be around the environment; gardening, food and agriculture.

July 11-15th    –    Marguerite Centre in Pembroke – $10 a day and the kids should bring bagged lunches.

If you would like more info contact Bridget Graham, the Facilitator, by e-mail at or by phone at 613-732-9926.

Eco Pulse: Renfrew County Youth for the Environment

Guest Garden Writer – Brian McInall, Valley Wines

Great wines can come right out of your back yard!  read more…

At the Hospital Gardens

This year our annual spring consultation with Barb Shreeve, Donna Wright, Pierette Oulette and Kim Knight as note taker took place in mid May. There was discussion around stump removal, the necessity of pruning bushes, keeping 2 large cedars as wind protection for the front garden, removing some invasive bushes and perennials, planting some new bushes to fill the gaps and the need to revisit the Long Term Care gardens in the back.

The same volunteers, along with Dave McGregor, went back a few weeks later and tidied up a front garden near the emergency exit, which still needs some work in the fall to lift some perennials to remove grass. They also spent time in the Long Term Care gardens, pruning and moving bushes that were crowding a corner.

Annuals are in at the Long Term Care Centre

Walking by the Long Term Care Centre you will notice some lovely, vibrant annuals livening up the already beautiful gardens out front.

What an art pruning is. Have a look at the sand cherry bushes and marvel at the fine lines of the branches, how graceful these bushes look. They’re like large bonsai trees. Thank you Mr. Nishimura for your expertise.

New to town? Look to the right of the building out front. There are a variety of trees planted in this area by the Horticultural Society.

We’ve yet to make it to the gardens for the annual weeding, pruning and edging. We’ll be there soon. Give Marion a call if you have some time to lend a hand.  613-584-3003

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