Gardeners enthusiastically attended Tweed and District Horticultural Society’s Plant Sale on May 21 at Memorial Park.
Due to the pandemic, this was the first fund-raising plant sale sine 2019.
Tables and trailers were overflowing with hostas, lilies, irises, phlox, lupins, sedum and many other favourite perennials. A table was filled with vegetable seedlings and even some indoor plants were available.
Thanks to all those who purchased a new plant for their garden to make this another successful sale and to everyone who helped with the sale both at the park and “behind the scenes” preparing for the sale.
Tweed Horticulture Society received a Volunteer Appreciation Award for 2020 from the Municipality of Tweed recently.
Seen at the presentation are: George Scott (who received his own award, see below), Sheila Scott, Valerie Foran, vice president of Tweed Hort, Councilor Jim Flieler, Joan Morton of Tweed Hort and Mayor Jo-Anne Albert.
Valerie had this to say about the presentation:
Joan and I met last night for the award ceremony in the parking lot by the arena. We received the award from Mayor Albert and Councillor JIm Flieler. We all wore masks and maintained social distancing.
George Scott received an award for all of the times he volunteers to help anyone that needs it. Since George and Sheila Scott were at the awards ceremony, I asked them to join us for the social distancing picture of the Horticulture Society.
Everyone should be proud of our organization and the recognition we received from the Municipality of Tweed. Hopefully in the new year we will have a meeting and we can show everyone the award.
Thank you to everyone of you, your participation in our society and hard work is what earned us this award.
All Meetings Cancelled for 2020
All meetings, including December’s pot luck dinner, have been cancelled for the balance of the year.
The Annual General meeting has been postponed to (hopefully!) early next year.
Covid 19 has really changed how we live this year. Every month seems to have new challenges. It seems we never know how things will be. Our community has been very lucky so far to stay healthy with everyone doing their part.
The September meeting of our club, which was to be a slide show of the gardens that Penny Stewart has visited, has been cancelled. The library has not yet opened the meeting room for use. With our regular numbers and social distancing this location may not be able to work for us for future meetings. Our executive will meet in the near future to discuss our options and the upcoming AGM.