October 26, 2012

Third Community Garden Renovated

The third community garden has been renovated.  After 22 years the beds were in very bad shape.  Many of the shrubs were overgrown and woody.  The Asian Jasmine had invaded the shrubs from below and the trees were heavily covered with vines. There was heat damaged some of the shrubs had a scale infestation. It was a bigger project than expected.

The garden now features a smaller and mounded flower bed area to save on ongoing seasonal color expenses and colorful flowering shrubs - Kaleidoscope® Abelia, Purple Diamond® Loropetalum and 'Clara' Indian Hawthorne.   All three shrubs will flower in the summer and have red, green, yellow, and gold foliage.