Thursday, November 15, 2018

October Update

We got off to a great start with our fall planting in late October but winter seems to be a little ahead of schedule with the possibility of a few snow showers at the time of this writing. The Flower Lovers Circle of Lawrence county visited the garden on October 23rd for an overview of the project.  We enjoyed their visit and welcome visitors anytime.  Also we were priviledged to speak to our local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at their October meeting.   Three ladies from this group were able to assist with planting in the garden (see photo below).  They were a pleasure to work with and were a tremendous help in getting a large portion of the planting completed.  Several folks have contacted us wishing to donate excess plants from their flower gardens. We have accepted a limited quantity, however, next year we will be prepared to accommodate a larger volume of plants.  Please keep us in mind when dividing your stock.

A delivery of native trees is scheduled for arrival next week.  These trees along with our remaining container plants will be installed as soon as possible.  If you would like to volunteer please click on the “volunteer” tab.  Planting dates will be posted when weather is favorable.

Mary Lucas, Jerry Clayton, Sarah Robison, and Lou Durham

Hope Botanical Garden is a non profit, 501(c)(3) organization