Thursday, March 17, 2011

Workday and Water

Master Gardeners and community volunteers came out in force for the March 3 Carolina Children's Garden workday, overseen by Workday Coordinators Mary Kelly and Joyce Bibby.  The Three Bears' reflecting pool was tidied; new plantings were installed around Pooh's Corner, Mr. McGregor's Garden, Old MacDonald's Farm, and the Alphabet Fence; the triceratops in the Mesozoic Memories Dinosaur Garden received a fresh coat of paint; and the blossoming daffodils, yellow bells, pansies, and budding fruit trees were admired by all.

Freshly-painted triceratops

On the day following the Master Gardener workday, Mr. Joe Hudson, property manager at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center, and his team of groundskeepers dismantled a raised bed in Growing Healthy in preparation for a new garden design to be implemented later this year.  Many thanks to Mr. Joe and his crew for their hard work!

Growing Healthy after removal of a raised bed

Many changes have come to the Garden this winter, and amongst the most exciting is this: WATER.  Every gardener knows how important it is to have access to water in a Garden, and while we strive to be water-wise at the Children's Garden, having ready access to a reliable water supply is going to make a huge difference in the Garden this spring.  We at the Children's Garden are so grateful to everyone who made these improvements possible!


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