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Floral notes: Color your world

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In the cutting garden, when mixing vegetables and annuals, the more, the merrier, where color is concerned. This is where rules are abandoned and chaos is king. When my mixed tulips or giant “State Fair” zinnias are in bloom, it looks like a gaudy birthday party. Perhaps the regimentation of rows or my square raised beds counteract the free-for-all within them. Just have some fun.

Let’s break out from the boring, sedate gardens that belong in municipal parks and bring a little sizzle to our summers.

Haven’t we had enough grey?

The Cazenovia Garden Club invites you to pick from our colorful selections of perennials and annuals at the new location of the annual sale, next to the boat launch at Lakeside Park.

The sale will be held from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 17. The club’s website, cazenoviagardenclub.com, has a listing for pre-ordering.

Library patrons using the Riverside Drive parking lot entrance will have noticed the enhanced garden work headed by Barbara Wells. We will be adding many shade-loving perennials and hope to have everything labeled eventually for the public’s education.

Nancy Hook is an avid gardener and an active member of the Cazenovia Garden Club. She can be reached through the organization’s website, cazenoviagardenclub.com.

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