Gardener association sets ‘Spring Fever’ symposium for March 6 in Victoria
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Winter was just cranking up when a Victoria Master Gardener Association committee was charged with developing an area event to cure the cold weather blahs. From that, the March 6 “Spring Fever” Symposium in Victoria was born.

“This should be a fun event for the gardeners in Refugio County,” said Linda Lees, formerly of Woodsboro.

“Spring Fever” committee chairman Debbie Krueger wanted presentations that would entertain and inspire gardeners, and is happy to announce four speakers have agreed to do just that.

Suzann McClain of Blue House Flower Farm in Yoakum will demonstrate how to craft fresh cut flowers from the garden into delightful arrangements.

Heidi Sheesley of Treesearch Farms in Houston will show how to grow unique and unusual plants, some of which will be available for purchase during the symposium.

Victoria County gardeners Friench and Martha Tarkington will discuss not only the art of wine making, but the selection, planting and caring of vineyard plants. Sharing their passion for grapes, they will instruct listeners in the skill of making and canning grape jellies and preserves.

The symposium will be held at the recently completed VEG Pavilion, 283 Bachelor Dr., across from the control tower at Victoria Regional Airport off Highway 59.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. The program will run 8:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. A late morning brunch will be served.

Registration fee including the brunch will be $30 per person through March 1 and thereafter $35.

Registration forms may be obtained from the Victoria County Extension Office, 442 Foster Field Dr., or by going online to and clicking onto “Spring Fever.” A flyer and registration form has been posted.

Interested persons also may register by sending their name, complete address including zip code, telephone number and e-mail address, along with a registration check made to VCMGA, P.O. Box 1723, Victoria, Tx., 77902.

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