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Spruce up the outside and dream of spring

Pat Greenwald at the Pfeiffer's Corner Schoolhouse on Friday, March 16.
Pat Greenwald at the Pfeiffer's Corner Schoolhouse on Friday, March 16. (Brian Krista / BSMG)

Spring seems so far away but time will fly by and it will be here before you know it.

You will want to be ready to enjoy your home with beautiful and relaxing garden spaces. Master Gardeners will be presenting two programs at the Savage Branch library in the upcoming weeks so put them on your calendar now.

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On Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. Pat Greenwald will present “Creating Outdoor Garden Rooms.” Learn how to extend your living space to the great outdoors by creating individual rooms for relaxing, entertaining, dining and many other uses. Plants, structures, paths and focal points can all be used to define separate areas within your yard that flow from one space to the next. Both large and small yards can benefit from garden rooms so this presentation is perfect for anyone with or without a green thumb.

“Easy Gardening for Busy People” is the focus of the discussion for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. Participants will get the answers to two important questions: How can you have a garden but you think it's too much hard work? What are the secrets to doing less work and yet have the rewards of nature’s bounty and beauty? If you have limited time, energy or space for gardening, the Master Gardeners can help you keep things simple. Learn about plants that are easy to grow and the benefits of growing them. Tips will be given that will allow you to save time and be a lazy gardener. There will be time available to ask questions of local plant and soil experts.

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Registration for both programs is through the Savage Branch library online at hclibrary.org or with the library staff on 410-313-0760.

The Savage Historical Society will meet Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St. iThe topic will be "Howard County Black History" presented by Bessie Bordenave. This free, informative session is open to all and you are invited to bring a friend. Questions can be answered by calling Helen Rushing, SHS Secretary at 301–725–1241. Visitors are asked to enter through the side door on Foundry Street.

Reservoir High School guidance counselor Jill Altshuler is planning College Night for current high school students for March 7 at 6 p.m. She is seeking current college students who can provide some advice on the college application and registration process and some insight into college life. Her goal is to have students who represent many different schools and experiences so you may be a local student or will be home for spring break. If you are a college student or know someone who is, reach out to Altshuler at jill_altshuler@hcpss.org.

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