Garden spot programs encourage learning new tricks with a trowel

Learn from the elbow grease of other gardeners at garden spot programs at Miller Nature Preserve, a Lorain County Metro Park at 2739 Center Road in Avon.

Topics of the short programs 10:30-11 a.m. include:
* Bog plants, July 31
* Butterfly host plants, Aug. 5
* Annuals/perennials, Aug. 14
* Garden pests, Aug. 19
* Arid room plants, Aug. 28

A $2 conservatory admission fee may apply. For information call 440-937-0764, or visit a website at www.metroparks.cc.

Also, the Orchid Cafe is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Tuesdays through Fridays at Miller Nature Preserve. If you care for lunch as well, call for information at 440-937-0898.

Bring a friend and curiosity and discover this gem of a nature spot.

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