Horticultural society wants comments about new planters in Ripley



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 Fall Fair."

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 Dungannon.

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

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