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The Kanawha County Master Gardener newsletter lists three upcoming events for garden enthusiasts.
"Fall Flora in the Forest," Clay Center Lecture, 12:15 p.m. Sept. 8 with Master Naturalist Betsy Trammell.
"Margaret Denison Fall Nature Walk," 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Kanawha State Forest. Specific hikes include: fall wildflowers, fungi, pond/aquatic life, birds, trees and nature photography. Registration: 9-9:30 a.m. at the pool area. Fee: $5. Call Shirley Schweizer, 304-925-2771.
"Wheeling Gardening Symposium," 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 18, Shrader Environmental Center at Oglebay Park. Sessions include: lilacs; designing a perennial garden; the daisy family; fall landscaping, extending garden season; growing wild with native plants. Fee: $35. Register by Sept. 11. Call 304-639-8314 or 304-242-6855.
Water, water, water
"Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration." -- Lou Erickson
Reach Sara Busse at sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.