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The Summerland Ornamental Gardens will host a rose tour on Sunday, June 19 at 11 a.m. (Contributed)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens hosts rose tour

Event will be held on June 19

 

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is opening its sharing stand. The stand opened on June 21 and will be open every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. The food bank is in the basement of Summerland United Church and the sharing stand will be set up in the parking lot. (Contributed)

Summerland’s Sharing Stand to open in June

Fresh produce will be available every Tuesday until October

 

The Naramata Garden Tour will be held June 18. (Contributed)

Naramata garden tour planned

June 18 event organized by Naramata Garden Club and Friends of Summerland Ornamental Gardens

 

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold its annual spring plant sale April 30 and May 1. (Contributed)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens to hold spring plant sale

Two-day event scheduled for April 30 and May 1

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold its annual spring plant sale April 30 and May 1. (Contributed)
Albert McCormick has been gardening in Keremeos, and donating the excess, for several years. He is now spearheading a new community garden that would be put in place across from the under-construction Ambrosia affordable housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review) [For Print]

Lots of things springing up at Keremeos’ community garden

Local gardener Albert McCormick talks spring gardening and the greenhouse, irrigation going in

Albert McCormick has been gardening in Keremeos, and donating the excess, for several years. He is now spearheading a new community garden that would be put in place across from the under-construction Ambrosia affordable housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review) [For Print]
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Jackie Zawacky, left, Justin Koshman and Sue Rempel hold some of the many pumpkins at The Apple Barn in Summerland. Pumpkin pie is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner, and pumpkins carved as Jack O’Lanterns are popular at Halloween. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Pumpkins celebrated at Summerland farm

Billy Boerboom has been growing some massive pumpkins this year

Jackie Zawacky, left, Justin Koshman and Sue Rempel hold some of the many pumpkins at The Apple Barn in Summerland. Pumpkin pie is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner, and pumpkins carved as Jack O’Lanterns are popular at Halloween. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Summerland Fall Fair will be held on Main Street on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Contributed)

Booths will be set up at Summerland Fall Fair

Agricultural celebration planned for Sept. 26

The Summerland Fall Fair will be held on Main Street on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Contributed)
The Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold their annual Fall Plant Sale in September. (Contributed)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens fall sale will be held online

Plenty of perennials and houseplants will be available beginning Sept. 13

The Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold their annual Fall Plant Sale in September. (Contributed)
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Serena Bakx was the winner of the Summerland Fall Fair Grade 5 garden contest in 2018. (Contributed)

Summerland Fall Fair to hold Grade 5 garden contest

Registration open until June 4

Serena Bakx was the winner of the Summerland Fall Fair Grade 5 garden contest in 2018. (Contributed)
The Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold its spring plant sale online. The sale begins May 1. (Contributed)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens to hold online plant sale

Variety of plants available through fundraising event

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold its spring plant sale online. The sale begins May 1. (Contributed)
A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)

B.C.’s wild bees need messy gardens to survive

The year-long nesting period makes habitat a primary concern for wild bees

A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)
B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. bee supply threatened this year by wasps, COVID

No, bees aren’t getting COVID, it’s the supply chain that’s been disrupted

B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Spallumcheen's Lloyd Main stands behind his record-breaking 1,000 pound pumpkin at the weigh-in of the annual Pumpkin Growing contest, part of the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 17, at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber Photo)

1,000 lb pumpkin tips North Okanagan scale

Spallumcheen’s Lloyd and Erma Main finish one-two with a pair of gourds totalling almost a ton

Spallumcheen's Lloyd Main stands behind his record-breaking 1,000 pound pumpkin at the weigh-in of the annual Pumpkin Growing contest, part of the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 17, at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber Photo)
The Summerland Alliance Gardens will be harvesting squash on Sept. 26. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Alliance Gardens to hold squash harvest

Organizers see increased interest in gardening during COVID-19 pandemic

The Summerland Alliance Gardens will be harvesting squash on Sept. 26. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Summerland Ornamental Gardens is holding a virtual fall plant sale this year (Photo courtesy of Summerland Ornamental Gardens via Instagram)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens to hold plant sale

Online sale runs Sept. 9 to 19 with wide variety of plants available

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens is holding a virtual fall plant sale this year (Photo courtesy of Summerland Ornamental Gardens via Instagram)
Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars he maintains from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shortage of canning supplies in Shuswap and beyond a side effect of COVID-19

Stores across North America have run out of canning jars and lids

Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars he maintains from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The Summerland Ornamental Gardens have been closed to the public since March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A reopening date has not yet been determined. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens remain closed

Staff and volunteers continue to weed and maintain plants

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens have been closed to the public since March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A reopening date has not yet been determined. (Summerland Review file photo)