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Parish Gardeners have been planting new flower beds and doing simple maintenance work like weeding on the parish grounds since Spring 2021. All are welcome to help us - as we like to say: “See a weed, pull a weed!”
Many compliments have been received on the new St. Francis Garden in front of the Parish House. Planted around the saint’s statue are perennials which give a colorful display from Spring through Fall.
Our newest project is refurbishing the Pergola Garden on the east side of the property. Climbing Carolina Jessamine vines have been planted near the metal pergolas to give shade during the summer. Perennials which like shade are planted on one side and sun-loving plants on the other. We hope to make this a quiet space for reading, prayer, and meditation.
Looking forward, the former Giving Garden has been dismantled, and we hope it will soon become an outdoor gathering place for parish activities with a level lawn, fire ring, picnic tables, etc.
Other projects have include the planting of seven crepe myrtle trees and many lilies, hostas, ferns, columbine, iris, creeping phlox, gallardia, yarrow, dianthus, cranes’s bill, astilbe, rudbeckia, daisies, etc. - all donated by parishioners! If you have too many of one kind of perennial and would like to donate it, please let us know. We have watering cans, hoses, and a wheelbarrow available for any who wish to help out.
We look forward to continuing the work of beautifying the parish grounds and are looking for more volunteers to do planting and weeding.
The landscaping specialists the parish has under contract continue to weed, spray, mow the lawn, prune trees and bushes, and remove dead or diseased plantings.
This ministry is headed by Diane Yale Peabody — you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org