Planting season: Ashcroft Communities in Bloom held their annual Plant Swap two weeks ago. It was attended by an appreciative gardening crowd who took home lots of great flowers and shrubs to plant. Picture: Dave Gory jokes with Fred Gerwein.

Planting season: Ashcroft Communities in Bloom held their annual Plant Swap two weeks ago. It was attended by an appreciative gardening crowd who took home lots of great flowers and shrubs to plant. Picture: Dave Gory jokes with Fred Gerwein.

Downtown planters prepared

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom volunteers prep the downtown planters for their annual flower makeover.

Communities in Bloom will be planting flowers in the downtown barrels, the planters at the historic firehall, planters at the Community Hall and in front of the Village Office on May 14.

Thank you once again to the firemen who water all the barrels the night before during their fire practice. This ensures that the soil is nice and moist and gives the little plants a great start.

It then becomes the responsibility of the business owners to make sure that the barrels are watered and looked after. These barrels add such a nice colourful display to our downtown area.

If anyone would like to lend us a hand in the planting they can meet in front of the Ashcroft Bakery at 6:30 on May 14. Bring your garden gloves and a small trowel.

Andrea Walker