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Womens Club Welcomes Spring With Garden Expert
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The Riverbank Federated Womens Club received its annual, seasonal visit from Ron Hoffmann, fittingly, on the first day of spring. Hoffman, of Morris Nursery, taught members about planting, caring for and replacing items in their gardens this year. And he brought lots of examples to show how colorful the gardens might become. Ric McGinnis/The News

What more fitting time to learn more about gardening than the first day of spring?

Members of the Riverbank Federated Women’s Club celebrated with their annual visit from local nurseryman Ron Hoffman at their March 20 monthly meeting.

And Hoffmann, of Morris Nursery, brought a seemingly endless number of colorful examples of what he was talking about.

Whether it was annuals, perennials, succulents, and flowers or bushes, he had lots of information that he presented. As he displayed his company’s wares, he also described how they might be planted, nurtured and harvested in coming months. He brought both decorative and food plants for the members to see.

He discussed alternatives for using certain plants and answered questions along the way about the care and feeding of the species he was recommending.

After the presentation, he answered more questions and some of his examples were purchased by members.

The remaining meetings for the women’s club are scheduled in April and May before the club takes time off for the summer. Meetings and other activities will resume in September.

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Scout Hall on High Street, next to the City Corporation Yard. Meetings are held from fall through spring.