Plant sale a busy place

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The rainy weather Saturday morning didn't slow down the crowd of people who arrived early for the plant sale at the gazebo in Victoria Park.

Organized by the Kincardine Horticultural Society and the Master Gardeners, the gazebo was already a beehive of activity an hour before the sale was supposed to start. Both groups donated about 1,000 perennials and shrubs for the event and a good portion of those were snapped up by 10 a.m.

The money is used by the horticultural society for the beautification of the former Town of Kincardine, particularly the "Welcome" flower bed on Kincardine Avenue and the flag pole flower bed on Harbour Street.

Past-President, Janet Moyser, said the horticultural society also holds monthly meetings, featuring excellent speakers. The group meets the first Monday of every month, and is hosting this year's annual garden tour, "Through the Garden Gate," on Sunday, July 12.

The Master Gardeners use the funds for education, including night school sessions at Kincardine District Secondary School.

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Kathy Ciavaglia (L), a Master Gardener, offers advice to Peggy Zeppieri of Kincardine about planting a 'Lady's Mantle.'

Jim Dalton (R), a Master Gardener, discusses plants with Phil and Angela Thompkins of London, who have a cottage on Boiler Beach Road.

 


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