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2013-06-20 / Community News

Linda Conn Featured Speaker at Lexington Garden Club


After the Garden Club meeting, Linda Conn (far left) took members through the grounds of the Lexington Log Cabins and Heritage Center, identifying many of the plants growing around the cabins. PHOTO BY GLORIA BROCKENBUSH. After the Garden Club meeting, Linda Conn (far left) took members through the grounds of the Lexington Log Cabins and Heritage Center, identifying many of the plants growing around the cabins. PHOTO BY GLORIA BROCKENBUSH. Master Gardener and Lexington resident, Linda Conn, was the featured speaker at last Thursday’s Lexington Garden Club meeting. Her presentation focused on Pioneer Gardening, where she shared thoughts and historical data on gardening.

Linda spoke to a crowd of almost 30 members, who enjoyed reminiscing about some of the ways people used to garden in Lee County and around the country.

“Do you remember when people had yards?” Linda asked. Linda noted that several decades ago, having a yard didn’t necessarily mean having grass. In many cases, one’s yard was a patch of dirt that was “swept clean and hard as a rock.”

Linda also told the members that the old habit of seed saving was making a comeback. She reminded everyone that “in the old days, you had to save your seeds if you planned to have a crop or that pretty annual next year.

Lexington’s Garden Club meets every second Thursday.

This September, the Lexington Garden Club will celebrate their 46th year of promoting the love of gardening.

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