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​​Weather Averages for August

Average High, °F       91

Average Low, °F         69

Average Precipitation, Inches    2.9

Zinnias and Salvia

​from the garden of:

Carol Duncan, MG 

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I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.
- John Erskine 

Gardening vs. Exercise

    You may be surprised by the vigorous workout you can get right in your backyard. Compared with other exercise activities, gardening ranks right up there. Here is a comparison of calories burned per hour for a 150-pound person while doing garden activities and other more traditional exercise activities.

Gardening Activities
Mowing (not riding mower)_____404
Trimming hedges_____________316

Exercise Activities
Swimming_________________360 Dancing___________________300