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Published Feb. 8, 2008

Tampa African Violet Society

Mina Menish will talk about "Designing Dish Gardens" at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Seminole Garden Center, 5800 Central Ave. Call (813) 989-2934 or (813) 494-5775.

Town 'N Country Garden Circle: Master gardener Adrienne DeNisco will talk about Holiday Wreaths at noon today at the Town 'N Country Garden Circle meeting at the Town 'N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road. Call (813) 884-3462.

Horticultural Therapy Conference: Find out how plants can be used to enrich people's lives at the Horticultural Therapy Conference at 8 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner. The theme is Special Populations Using Horticultural Therapy. Cost is $45 for Florida Chapter of the American Horticultural Therapy Association members and $50 for nonmembers. Call (813) 744-5519 or visit

Hillsborough County Extension master gardener programs:

- Master gardener Virginia Overstreet will talk about the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association Plants of the Year at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lutz Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road. Call (813) 273-3652.

- Master gardener Al Latina will talk about pruning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Austin Davis Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa. Call (813) 273-3652.

- Master gardener Ardell O'Neal will talk about organic gardening at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Jimmie B. Keel library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. Call (813) 273-3652, ext. 2.

- Master gardener Jim Hawk will talk about lawn care at 10 a.m. Thursday at the New Tampa Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Call (813) 273-3652.

- Master gardener Marina D'Abreau will talk about the nine steps to a Florida-friendly yard at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Town 'N Country Library temporary location, Thompson Center Waters, 5455 W Waters Ave., Suite 208. Call (813) 273-3652.

- Master gardener Virginia Overstreet will talk about pruning at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway. Call (813) 989-7160.

- Master gardener Virginia Overstreet will talk about the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association Plants of the Year at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at the North Tampa Library, 8916 N Boulevard. Call (813) 273-3652.

Send garden announcements to or fax to (813) 269-5310.