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Remembrance Garden Cleanup Day

Members of the garden club gathered on Saturday, May 28 at the Remembrance Garden to weed, trim, plant and, in general, clean up the garden.  The Center for Community Services had already spread mulch and edged the perimeter of the garden.   Marigolds were planted to form a path leading to the arbor that was added last year in memory of Mary Ann Brock.  Some of the prolific catmint on the west end of the garden was pulled out to make room for red, white and blue annuals.  Ladies Mantle was added in several places to trail over the rock border.  Bill Hock brought more Coneflowers from his garden and some of the Ladies Mantle.  After going home for the day, Bill discovered that he had some Canas bulbs at home and brought those to the garden to plant on Saturday evening. We had to work around a rabbit's nest that was discovered near the trellis.  Under the dried leaves and bits of fur were three small bunnies.  When discovered, one bunny scurried out and into the ground cover nearby, but the other two remained.  What a treat!  The garden looks great and will be wonderful when the new plantings get established and fill in with blooms.  What a perfect way to remember those members of the club who are no longer with us.  Thank you so much to Marsha McEntee, Kathy Bruening, Don Bowman, Bill Hock, Shirley Lutts, Jean Smith, and Alberta Ricciardi who took the pictures.