Three new planters have been placed in the Village of Ripley, and
the Ripley and District Horticultural Society wants to know what the
public thinks of them.
President Tryntje Eisen invites people to check out the three-tier
planters, two of which are located at the main intersection in the
village, and then make their opinions known by stopping at the
horticultural society booth at the Ripley-Huron Fall Fair Sept.
25-26. The society will also be holding a draw for a berry bush in
keeping with the fair theme, "Have a Beary, Berry Good Time at the
Eisen said beautification of the village is the mandate of the
horticultural society, so last fall Sheila MacDonald and Mary Rose
Walden volunteered to look at options for new planters. The
three-tier design was chosen because of its uniqueness and rural
look. An iron framework holds three different sizes of animal
feeding buckets, now planted with petunias, potato vines, spikes,
etc. The planters were made by Allan Hildebrand of "Working Iron" in
Besides the planters, the horticultural society is responsible for
the flowers at the signs at the four entrances to Ripley, the
entrance to the cemetery, the surroundings of the library, and the
rose beds at the Legion.
The society meets on the third Wednesday of each month, and new
members are always welcome.
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11/09/2009 09:55 PM
Tryntje Eisen (L) and Mary Rose Walden of the Ripley and District
Horticultural Society stand with one of the new planters at the main
intersection in Ripley