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A Busy Year For Richfield Springs Club

By Barb Crandall

The Richfield Springs Garden Club year begins early spring with the election of officers and cleanup of our planting areas.

Shortly after this is the annual dinner. And, then the fun begins. There really is never a break as during the winter the Yearbook (the information booklet plus) is designed and programs and projects laid out.

This year the Yearbook and program committee introduced a Curb Appeal project. In the end three front yards on US Route 20 were picked. The Club proceeded making and filling flower beds on the properties.

In the meantime all the projects that have gone on for years were performed. Garden prep, planting, weeding, and this summer lots of watering at our usual locations.

They included the Clock at the light and Spring Park, the firehouse, the Blue Star Memorial, Herb Garden, Library urn plantings as well as the propagation bed around the Library, the school urns and front planter as well as the Junior Gardeners project around the school flag pole.

This involves younger students. They plant seeds and watch them grow. They are then planted by the Club as well as other plants.

Every fourth grader is provided a lilac bush with instructions on how to plant. The teachers use this as a learning session.

Throughout the season U.S. flags are set out at the Clock, Library and Blue Star Memorial on all holidays.

Gardening information was placed weekly on the board in the Herb Garden.

At RSCS graduation time several members haul heavy urns with plants, rob from their own gardens, hit the roadsides for wild flowers and decorate whether the ceremony is inside or out, whether it is raining or the sun is shining….


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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