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Gardening Fever

With our intermittent "warm" weather and rain, gardeners have the "fever" to plant!

Even though our four inch snowfall last week was the most we received in 2 winters at one time, intermittent warm temperatures and rain this winter are fueling "gardening fever."

Today I went to Maplewood City Hall for a plot in the community garden. I read the rules and regulations for the community garden, signed my letter of intent, and paid my $20 fee.

If you are a resident of Richmond Heights or Maplewood and are interested in the community garden, the deadline is March 1st; send an e-mail to t-davis@cityofmaplewood.com. My fellow gardeners are swapping their seed catalogues and talking about what they will plant in a few short weeks.

For a preview of the gardening season, The Richmond Heights Garden Club, will sponsor a seed starting and and seed exchange workshop on Tuesday, February 12, 7 p.m. at The Heights.

The guest speaker will be Ryan Barker, Community Educator from Gateway Greening. Bring any leftover seeds you may have from last year and any extra garden catalogues to swap.

Are you an "arm chair" gardener, but interested in trees? The City of Maplewood will plant a tree---for free! Of course the planting will be in the "tree lawn" or the public right of way, generally in front of your home and between the sidewalk and street. Sign up is easy: just complete the on-line form.

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