Gardeners learn about growing clematis

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The Portage County Gardeners and guests were recently treated to a slideshow presentation on clematis. Deborah Hardwick of Delaware, Ohio, presented 10 steps to bigger and better clematis displays. She has been growing clematis for the past 12 years and by trial and error has grown her collection to more than 900 varieties. Her presentation featured photographs from her own garden. Her tips included knowing when to plant, amending the soil, fertilizing, and, most importantly, when to prune. The gardeners enjoyed a soup luncheon hosted by the Evening Herb Guild before the program. A bulb raffle was held after the program.

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