We are suspending all our in-person meetings and events until further notice.


Wishing everyone good health and hoping to resume our activities soon.


At our virtual meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021, our guest speaker, Nancy McDonald spoke to us about growing herbs and edible flowers.


Nancy's handouts

Grow edible flowers to enjoy culinary delights

Culinary herbs


RDHS 2021 Virtual Sunflower Show


Since this is the “year of the sunflower” we are going to host a virtual sunflower show for our members to enjoy and in which to participate. There will be ten categories and the winner in each will receive a $20 gift certificate for Beyond the House Garden Centre in Russell. Plant some sunflowers this year and enter the contest!




  1. Tallest flowering sunflower - entrants to measure and then report the height (from the ground up) when entering the picture
  2. Largest sunflower in bloom - entrants to measure and then report the width of the bloom when entering the picture
  3. Most flowers per single sunflower plant – entrants to count them and report when entering the picture
  4. Sunflower(s) visited by pollinator(s)
  5. Group display of sunflower plants
  6. Sunflower – any other colour but solid yellow
  7. An arrangement featuring sunflowers
  8. A painting/craft/garden art etc of homemade design featuring sunflowers
  9. A poem about sunflowers
  10. An acrostic using the word TOURNESOL (An Acrostic is a form of poetry that is written vertically in capital letters. Please print “TOURNESOL” in 14 font in bold print with the rest of the poem in 12 font

Missed a meeting? Don't worry, go to our YouTube channel and watch our past virtual meetings.

Russell and District Horticultural YouTube channel


Meeting Minutes

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