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Garden calendar honors columnist

Next year's S.C. Midlands Master Gardener Association calendar is a memorial to gardener and writer Margot Rochester.

The 2010 calendars - which double as garden journals - are now available. They include a monthly "to do" gardening list, along with a host of "Margotisms" - the name given to Rochester's tips for life and gardening.

This year's edition features both a large three-ring punched calendar journal and a pocket-sized calendar. The package is available for $9 at Clemson Extension offices in Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington and Richland counties.

Rochester was a garden columnist for The State.

To have the calendar mailed to you, add $2 for postage for each calendar. To order, contact Elaine Long at heghog32@truvista.net or order by mail, 2019 Davie Lane, Camden, SC 29020. Please make checks payable to S.C. Midlands Master Gardener Association.

Proceeds from the annual calendar provide funds for educational gardening efforts in the Midlands. For more information on the grant program, see www.scmmga.org.

- Megan Sexton