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Garden Notes: News of area clubs and events for week of Feb. 3-10, 2017

Countryside Garden Club of Elma will hold a business meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the home of club member Priscilla Cashmore. Lunch to follow. Robert Poczik will present “All About Frederick Law Olmsted."

Amana Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 616 Main St., West Seneca. Members are asked to bring a lunch, beverage and functional Valentine place setting which will be critiqued as part of the program. Members will trade rooted houseplants.

Hamburg Garden Club will meet for a membership tea at noon Wednesday in the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave. A speaker from the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will present a program on good and bad insects in the garden. For guest reservations or information, call 870-4919.

Lancaster Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. John's Lutheran Hall, 55 Pleasant Ave. Dorothy Julius will present a hands-on floral workshop, "Be My Valentine."

Town & Country Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Transit Middle School, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst. Sam Berg, an arborist with Haskell Tree Service of Orchard Park, will present a program on pruning trees and shrubs. Guests welcome.

South Town Gardeners will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in the American Legion Post at the corner of North Buffalo and Webster roads. Members will finalize the club's calendar and incoming board. New members and guest welcome. Call 668-0209.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Erie County Master Gardener Program will hold two "Communities in Bloom" gardening classes on Feb. 18 in Buffalo and Feb. 25 in East Aurora. The first session will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. The second will take place on the Roycroft Campus, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora - tentatively in the CCE office in the Print Shop Building (check the CCE website,, on day of class.) Topics are the same on both dates and include Soil, Soil pH and Composting; Winter Sowing and Seed Starting, and Pruning. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; classes run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is $20, with discounts for active CCE Master Gardener Program volunteers. Contact the Master Gardener Program for registration information at 652-5400 Ext. 177 or register online at For persons with disabilities requiring accommodations, contact the program office at least one week prior to class.

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