Iron gardeners go head-to-head

Local horticultural society holds fun evening

You might call it the ‘battle of the iron gardeners’.

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At least the event held Wednesday evening by the Yorkton and District Horticultural Society was fashioned after the popular ‘Iron Chef’ cooking show explained Society member Keith Hayward.

“Iron Chef was the inspiration for this,” he said.

The idea was simple enough, three long-time Society members; Sonja Pawliw, Jenn Remazoff and Allona Zeiben, were each give a ‘mystery box’ of plants, and a large outdoor flower pot. The timer was set to just under half an hour, and the friendly competition was under way.

The idea was to create unique arrangements with the plants in the box, although along the way a couple of curves were thrown in as trading plants part way into the pot arranging were called for.

“We wanted to do something fun,” said Hayward, adding the Society often has speakers and similar educational activities, but this time sought “a fun evening for the group.”

There was also a small fundraising element to the event as the completed pots were to be raffled off to members one completed.

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