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July 8, 2013 Horticulture Column

Howdy!!!

Well I made it over Independence Day and the grand kids had a very good time enjoying each other and swimming.  Three days the grandkids swam for 4-5 hours straight, took a break, and swam for another couple.  Needless to say, the slept pretty good each night but all started to get crabby after a couple of days. Even Grandpa and Grandma needed a little R and R to recoup.  We have a seasonal camp site and it is really fun to visit with neighbors which until camping never had the chance to meet.  It is very interesting meeting people as some are from nearby while others live in other states but do enjoy spending time at their getaway weekend.

Relay for life Garden Tour

This coming Thursday (July 11) is the 10th annual Relay for Life Garden tour.  There are four homes on the tour this year to include: Delcie & William Light, Jodee & Dan Lagein, Brenda & John Swenseth and Peggy & Ole Hoel.  The tour starts at 4 pm and will conclude at 8 pm.  For those of you interested in trees and shrubs for our northern climate I will visit with you at the Lake Region College court yard at 7:30.  For tickets visit the following businesses:  Altru Clinic-Lake Region, Mark’s Green House, LaMotte’s Paint and Glass.  Advanced tickets are $8.00 or can be purchased at each home the day of the Tour.

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