The orchard and children’s gardens have had a wonderful summer. The bees have been buzzing around the flowers, and we’ve seen several butterflies that were attracted to the space as well. The plentiful moisture has given all the plants a
This season we also added a number of perennial flowers and shrubs that will provide the bees and butterflies with an early food supply next spring. A number of these were donated and we wish to thank Liz Kirby and
REMINDER: As the leaves begin to fall remember to bring any extra bags of leaves, to the orchard. Just leave them inside the front gate. We will have to cover some of the perennials as well as the grape vines
Who has more fun than a circus? We do — especially when the school children come to visit the orchard.
THANK-YOU! We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who recently donated to the orchard in memory of both Marilyn McKee and Bernice Belbeck. The orchard meant a great deal to them and we will be cognizant of their
The latest donations we received are helping us with the development of the Bee and Butterfly garden. We are working with Mrs. Waronek’s Grade 1/ 2 Class to plan the space. The class is studying bees and beehives as well
The construction of the walkways through the orchard is a labour-intensive project. We have had one work bee but as seeding commands the attention of most of the community’s manpower, we are at a standstill. The rest of the work
Just a reminder – if you are over at the orchard working, take a few candid shots so we can post them on our website. We love documenting our progress. Send them to Marilyn Remoue – our cyber gal.
During the summer, you may notice a strange conglomeration of rocks and wire in the orchard. This is the beginning of the construction of two gabion walled planters, one of which will be filled by the Rockglen Book Club in
Fall is approaching and it’s time to think about putting the orchard to bed.