Friday, April 6, 2012

Beautiful April

April is one of the nicest months in the Houston area and this one has started out just fine.  We had a short notice work party at the garden this morning.  Helping and enjoying the Monarchs were Judy R and spouse Richard.  Thank you for your care and love given to the Monarch's.  And Helper #1 certainly appreciated another man to help dig and wheelbarrow the mulch for a change.

Kathleen M joined in this morning with Turk's Cap to plant.  We had purchased 12 bags of garden soil to fill in some of the front berm bed and mulch was added to the all the beds.  Chuck B trimmed the shrubs and fixed the watering system where a couple were leaking and creating a mud hole.

Children are already in the area to hunt the plastic Easter Eggs being set out by parents. I hope they avoid the beds.  It didn't seem to matter that I requested parents not to hide eggs within the beds and to watch for snakes and bees. They were putting them there anyway.  All the beds are looking really good and Spring like!  Lots of caterpillars and Monarch's.

Another first.   We had an inquiry  about the ability to "rent" the garden for some wedding pictures.  They were encouraged to use it as they wish at no charge... but that a donation could be made if they choose.   The garden would be a nice setting for pictures for weddings, proms, birthday, or a Quinceañera celebration also known as "Fiesta de quince años"   (celebration of a young woman turning 15)  See this link for more.    Mercer Arboretum is a very popular venue for such things.

It is very satisfying to see the garden enjoyed by so many people for so many different reasons.

1 comment:

Lucy Abbott said...

I’m so glad to hear the garden is looking lovely. I’ll try to stop by soon for a stroll. Always a treat!