Horticulture News

Alternating between the back row and the front row

Alternating between the back row and the front row

Staff reporter, submitted by Mary Burrows

On Friday, Sept. 18, a record group of members and supporters of horticulture in this area came together to enjoy a delicious banquet prepared by members of the Rimbey Drop-In Centre.

Bidding at the silent auction was very busy and people were generous with their bids. Also, those in attendance won many door prizes. Mona McVittie won the raffle of a picnic table and stools, made by Rueben Giebelhaus. This was an in-house raffle, with names being entered at the show and during the awards night.

The 2009 award winners and categories, included: Flowers-Donna Heilemann; Vegetables-Joy Bruca; Flower Arrangement-Joy Bruca; Fruit-Martha Lovlie; Quilts-Martha Lovlie; Handicrafts-Barbara Patey; Culinary-Alice Picketts; Photography-Diane Handford; Novice-Diane Handford; Children-Cody Johns; Teen-Matthew Granson; Seniors-Gladys Wilson; Adults-Jody Bignell. The most points in horticulture went to Joy Bruca.

For the benefit of our members and the public at large, perennial plants that deer do not eat include: lupins, daffodils, monarda (bee balm), foxglove (digitalis), clematis, perennial asters, blackeyed susans, bleeding heart, cat mint, day lilies, monkshood, lamiam (ground cover), Shasta daisy, snow on the mountain, spurge, yarrow, sage and echinacea.

The next meeting of the Rimbey Horticulture Society will be on Oct. 21 beginning at 10 a.m.