Baxter County Master Gardener Program • University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture • © 2013 BCMG
The Police Station-Extension Garden is located at the intersection on 9th street and Highway 62. Although it is a small garden it is very visible as you enter Mountain Home from the west.
This garden was initially installed by the class of 1999, and several of the plants are still original to the garden. The Crape Myrtles that were originally planted are now lovely trees. Several of the bushes and flowers have been changed through the years.
Our focus now is to make the garden simpler and less crowded -- requiring less maintenance throughout the year. This year we have thinned out the flower beds, added a garden path, and made a map of the garden. In the fall we are installing a small retaining wall on the back of the garden to correct the erosion that has been accruing over the past years. Adding additional perennials in this space this fall and next spring will be a continuing goal for the next year. In the front of the garden we will still be using a small area for seasonal annuals.
Judy Niziolek, Co-Chairman of the Police Station-Extension Garden
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