News from the Deep River and Area Horticultural Society

A Deep River Farmers’ Market coming this spring.

The NRT was filled with Horticultural related news this week. Well, at least two articles. I attended the council meeting a few weeks ago when Janice Francisco presented the Farmers’ Market concept to the council. I think the market will run  every 2nd Saturday or 2 Saturdays a month. It would be wonderful to have a table and sell donated perennials, used gardening books and magazines and tools. I’m in. DRAHS vendors are needed to fill in some of the Saturdays that I won’t be available for. Any takers?

Farmers’ Market article in the NRT.

Also in the same edition of the NRT was an announcement of a Four Seasons Conservancy Booklet listing flowers found on the trails within the 1,000 acre, 400 hectare reserve located in Deep River. The article in the November 23 paper did not mention where the booklet can be obtained. Let us know if you find out.

The Four Seasons Conservancy is a natural partner for the Deep River and Area Horticultural Society. We’d love to team up, share volunteers and do a joint fundraiser. It’s more interesting and fun to work together to bring added awareness to our organizations. I watched the Rotary doing their thing, building the marsh shelter on Greg Csullog’s youtube. Have a look:

The Conservancy situated in the east end, best accessed from Balmer’s Bay Road has an impressive list of plants and trees: “a large cattail marsh; a border of low shrub shore fen with Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata), Sweet Gale (Myrica gale), Marsh Cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris) and Speckled Alder (Alnus incana) at the north end as well as areas of open water marsh with emergent vegetation such as Water Smartweed (Polygonum amphibium), Fragrant White Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata) and Bullhead Pond-lily (Nuphar variegata).”

Here’s another link to a very interesting site where I obtained the above list of plants: The Four Seasons Conservancy in the Ottawa Valley Naturalist Guide

Kim Knight

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