Garden Corner

We have a new memorial rock garden at the Ski Bowl. Bonnie Barton helped me pick out some nice Gore Mountain rocks for it. It took me a while to get the picture in my head but everything fit together well yesterday. We have a nice selection of plants and the rocks give it a special sparkle and strength. It will be fun watching it fill in next year.There are three to four white bearded Iris in bloom. So beautiful! The asters are full of bees and butterflies and the grasses are blowing in the breeze. Kelly Nessle's garden has some amazing purple Monks hood. The garden is still very vibrant.On Wednesday Anita, Mary, Dorothy, Sue and I had a work day. The weeds were overflowing into the paths. We have Johnny Jump Ups going wild. It is hard to pull them up but there are just so many of those happy faces that we can accommodate. (grin). If anyone is in need of some, just let someone from the garden know. Gardeners have a hard time throwing healthy plants away.The garden is a wonderful place to spend the day. I was feeling so good after getting my hands dirty and seeing our handy work. Five gardeners can really get a lot done. There is more to do. We have mulch and wood chips to spread before it gets too cold. We will be working Wednesdays, weather permitting for the next few weeks. If you have a bit of time to help out we would love to have you. Give me a call or just show up. We have a good time.Gore is getting ready to put up the towers for the new lift. Many folks are eager to see this happen. It brings back memories of ski days gone by. If I hear ahead of time, I am hoping to get to the garden and watch the helicopter fly those poles into place. There is a great view from the benches among the flowers.

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