Shirley Webb enjoys the peace that soil, seeds and blooms bring, but she also enjoys the excitement of showing others what can be grown.
The Valley woman has been a volunteer with the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition flower committee for the past two years, and she’d like to see more entries come in for next year’s show.
“We did have more volunteers this year, and our floral entries were up, but vegetables and children’s entries were down,” she said. “I know there are a lot of gardeners around, and I’m hoping more of them will enter something in the show next year.”
There are divisions for a variety of potted plants, cut flowers and arrangements as well as vegetables and herbs.
“I’ve always loved gardening,” said Webb. “I settled here 25 years ago and now I have man plants.
“Gardening is therapy. I get out there and I just get lost. I love flowers.”
Many of the volunteers are members of the Bible Hill Garden Club, but it’s not necessary to be a gardener to get involved. Webb would be happy to talk to people about how they can volunteer at next year’s exhibition.
Donated flowers and vases were set out during exhibition in order to give children a chance to try flower arranging and take their creations home with them.
The committee will happily accept donations of vases, and other containers suitable for holding flowers, for next year’s event.
“If people are downsizing and getting rid of some, we can use them,” said Webb.
Anyone interested in learning more can contact Webb at email@example.com