Rondeel speaks to hort group

Putting the finish- ing touches on the Show Book comprised a portion of the April meeting of the Rimbey and District Horticultural group.

Putting the finishing touches on the Show Book comprised a portion of the April meeting of the Rimbey and District Horticultural group. The Show is held every August and its success is based on dual participation. The horticulture group plans and the public participates. The book of categories and rules will soon be available to the public. Whether your interest is growing, craft- ing, photography, baking, preserving, etc. there is a category for you.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Gayle Rondeel, representing the Farmers Market, was the April guest and the subject was apples. Yes, apples can be grown in this part of Alberta. If you want apples that have not been exposed to pesticides, then you can chose to grow your own. Find a spot in your yard and plant a tree. It will take a while to produce fruit, but is well worth the wait.

The Farmers Market will be holding an Apple Fest on the September long weekend. Everything Apple. If you are a lucky apple tree owner and would like to donate some for juicing at that time, call Gayle at 403-704-4001. The Farmers Market Planning Committee can use more members who meet once a month at the Market. Call Gayle at 403-704-4001.

The Horticulture Group is considering a one-day bus trip in May or June. Stay tuned for the proposed destination for this get-away.

Now is the time when most gardeners divide their perennials. If you are dividing, don’t pitch them over the fence. If they grow a foot tall or less they can be used at the Bluffton Rock garden, (as soon as the moles are trapped). Call 403-843-6805 to have them picked up.