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Jaime Nuzum

June 27, 2017

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Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Anxious to start gardening? You are not alone

Gardeners of Bluffton and Pandora Area offer several programs

Like many Icon viewers, Victoria Zeits of the Gardeners of Bluffton and Pandora says that the crazy winter weather makes her feeel that either winter has yet to begin or she  should instead be watching for spring bulbs to start blooming.

She says that she's visited her herb garden and observed 14 green things coming up that should be under a couple inches of snow.

Despite the weather, there are several opportunities for gardeners to get moving in anticipation of spring.

Those events follow, provided by the Gardeners of Bluffton and Pandora Area follow:

Tuesday, March 7 - 6:30 p.m. Bluffton Public Library - "Seed Starting."  Guest speakers are Susie and Steve Stratton, owners of Stratton's Greenhouses. Program is arranged by the Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area.  Free and open to the public. 
 
March 7-April 25 – Master Gardener Volunteer Training for Allen, Hardin, and Hancock will be held together at the OSU - Lima Campus.  Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Contact the Extension Office at www.allen.osu.edu. Deadline to register is Feb. 20.

Saturday, March 18 –  Kick Off to Spring “Thyme.” Gardens at Gantz Symposium in Grove City.  8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - $45.  Gardens at Gantz office 614-871-6323
http://www.grovecityohio.gov/event/gardens-at-gantz-symposium/2017-03-18/
 
March 21, Tuesday -  "Herb of the Year" - Cilantro the plant, Coriander the seed, presentation by Judy Magee and Liz Vogt. Regular monthly meeting of Hardin County Herb Society at Ada Methodist Church, Main St., 6 p.m. For more information: 419-371-8518 or mahofst641@centurylink.net.

Tuesday, April 4 -  6:30 p.m. Bluffton Public Library - "Propagation from Cuttings."  Guest speaker is Nancy Meckstroth, a Allen County Master Gardener volunteer. Program is arranged by the Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area.  Free and open to the public.

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