Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
As you gear up for another gardening season, take a few minutes to inspect your tiller, lawn mower, and other power equipment to make sure they are in good shape. I was amazed at the difference new tiller tines made when I finally replaced them last year. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc., Web site has a spring maintenance checklist to remind you which parts might need replacing and how to keep the equipment safe.
Shows & Events
African Violet Show
The Bay State African Violet Society will host a show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA, on April 16 (noon to 5 p.m.) and 17 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Many varieties of African Violets will be on display, including variegated leaf forms, miniatures, standards, chimeras, trailers, and much more. Lectures and demonstrations will be presented, and plants are supplies will be on sale. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: http://www.towerhillbg.org.