Hats off to Kathy Hodnett, Phyllis Henley, Anita Emerson, Vicki Webb, Frank Sinning, Lisa Wolf, Kathy Gilmore and Rod Gilmore for adjusting their schedules and coming to the garden on Monday afternoon. We got alot done and the garden is looking spectacular!!!!. The Possumhaw bed is weeded and mulched, as well as digging up the Frostweed and a type of sunflower (we are trying to identify) that had gotten too abundant in the garden. We were also able to go thru the other gardens and do some trimming, mulching and spreading some Preen weed preventer.
Thanks to Rod Gilmore who made additional plant identification stakes for our labels, we walked thru the garden and placed identification stakes at over a dozen plants. We also briefly talked about some characteristics of the plant. It was nice to enjoy the garden, appreciate what was blooming while enjoying some fellowship and refreshments.
Our next workday will be Thursday 5/28/2015 starting at 8:30 am. We will work mulching and placing more identification stakes until around 10am. Then Richard Elliott who does installation of watering systems for lawns and gardens will join us to share his expertise in the types of systems available.
Also as a FYI, Kevin Pieper, from the Baxter Bulletin will be coming to the June 15, 2015 CW Enhancement day to share tips on taking plant and landscape pictures and hopefully take a few pictures for placing in the Baxter Bulletin. As you may recall one of our goals is to continue to create an awareness of the Clysta Willett Native Garden. Speaking of pictures that was a great picture in the Tuesday 5/12 Baxter Bulletin.
It is so great to see the native garden in tip top shape. Ceil and I can't thank those members that have helped in the past few weeks to get us back on schedule especially Vernita Manship.
If you are attending the Plant Swap tomorrow 5/14 at the Clysta Willett Park Pavilion, please take a moment and go to the Native Garden which is just down the hill from the pavilion. There is always something new and interesting blooming