The Rapid City Gardener’s Club hosts annual conference

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Gardener’s Club hosted the annual Spring Fever Conference at the Best Western Ramkota.

The conference featured several different speakers who addressed bug control, container gardening and conserving water. While the weather was beautiful, the Gardening Club takes into account that it is still a bit early to begin outdoor planting

Sheila Hillberry, Co-Chair of Spring Fever, said “The idea is if we’re having nice weather, to keep the gardeners from putting their tomatoes out for one more week, because you know we’re going to have more winter.”

Along with speakers, there were also opportunities to get gardening advice from local master gardeners.

“And so of course each master gardener has different things they’re interested in. So we have people that are really interested in herbs and would know a lot about herbs, we have people that know a lot about perennials. My thing is vegetable gardening, and so people often come and ask me about vegetable gardening.” said Hillberry

There was a silent auction with gardening goods, as well as raffles and a table with free goods from local gardeners.

For those who couldn’t attend the event on Saturday, the Rapid City Gardener’s Club always welcomes new members, and the Pennington County master gardeners has a booth at the farmers market to any answer questions gardeners may have.

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