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Master Gardeners set for annual show

Monday, March 6, 2006

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Dale Cantonwine (left) and Dennis Juelfs transplant an amaryllis bulb during a recent meeting of the Putnam County Master Gardeners. The bulb now has two bloom stalks about 12 inches tall.

The Putnam County Master Gardener's Association will host its seventh annual lawn and garden show Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Greencastle.

Show hours are noon-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

There will be several local vendors with displays of lawn and garden equipment and supplies. Also there will be children's activities offered along with free tree giveaways, soil tests for "pH" levels and door prizes.

Food will be available from the Putnam County Senior Citizens.

Residents wanting to have their garden or flower bed soil tested should remove the top 2 inches of the soil. Break up the next 5 inches of soil removing stones, leaves, roots and other organic materials.

Bring at least two cups of soil for the test. Soil samples from the garden should be collected from three or four areas and combines. Samples from flower beds can be taken from each bed.

The "pH" level of the soil affects how plants utilize other soil nutrients.



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