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BLACKSTOCK by Tammy Phillips

Congratulations, go out to Ray and Sheena Williams on their 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Thursday, May 20th. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brian Lee, who passed away on Saturday, May 15th.

If you are looking for some colourful, easy-to-care-for perennials to add to your gardens this spring, the Blackstock Nestleton United Church is offering a perennial plant fundraiser on Saturday, May 22nd, from 10 a.m. through to 2 p.m.

To follow Covid-19 protocols and allow for safe social distancing, plants will be offered for sale rain or shine at three separate locations, including 3170 Bradburn Road, 14480 Old Scugog Road, and 12501 Regional Road 57. Prices will range from $5 to $15. Cash only, please. If you have any perennials you would like to donate to the sale; please contact Janet Van Camp (905)986-0097 before the sale date.

The Pine Ridge Garden Club is holding a virtual plant sale. This is the only fundraiser they will be holding this year due to the pandemic. Online orders will be accepted beginning on Thursday, May 25th at

A list of all plants and vegetables, including instructions on placing an order, will be available on their website at that time. Contactless pick-up will take place Saturday, May 29th.

For those looking for fresh herbs, fruit and vegetable plants, there are also a few weeks left to support The Blackstock Co-op Nursery School’s (BCNS) Spring fundraiser.

The BCNS Plantables School Fundraising Program is also pandemic-safe with delivery of Ontario-grown herbs, fruit and vegetable plants directly to your mailbox or front door.

Visit the Plantables website directly at Select your choice of garden-ready herbs, fruit and vegetables. Be sure to enter the code: BCNS2021 at checkout. Then choose your delivery week, and your plants are delivered to your front door! BCNS received 10 percent from every order.

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