Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Our Merry Master Gardeners.....

Our Marvelous Master Gardeners have been busy, busy again. Or still, maybe.....
We are still working on the Native Plant/Rain Garden. Rocks came into play on this workday, and we finally got most of our 'river' rocks moved.
This is one of our brand new Master Gardeners, Jackie. The brand new ones were certified last December, after a year of volunteering 50 community service hours. All our Master Gardeners are hard workers. Jackie is especially hard working. It is just her nature.
And Peggy. My friend, my advisor, Ex Officio, and all that. She usually hides when I have the camera clicking. The other lady is Louise. She is not shy at all.
This is one of our little arbors that mark the entrances to this little garden. Very simple, but fitting for a garden dedicated as a teaching tool, I think. Our space is too small to allow for a large arbor. We will have vines growing on them, as well as the fence.
How many Master Gardeners does it take to lay a flagstone pathway? Two to lay the stones level, one to carry additional stones, and as many as you can get to watch the procedure. LOL

It does seem like there are a lot of people standing around, but really, everybody has a job. Cheerleading is my job.
The lady in the hat is Linda, another of our Brand New Master Gardeners, as is Cathy, the lady in the pink shirt.
One of these people laying flagstone is my husband, Bobby. I don't know what we would do without Bobby. He is a treasure.

We teased Cathy, the lady in the pink top about wearing her flip-flops to work in the garden, but she had really showed up for an art workshop for our plant sale. THAT was not until the following Saturday. She was a bit early, but she stayed to help anyway.
We have the other end of the walkway to lay, the bridge to install, tweaking the 'river', and the planting to do yet. We are getting close to being finished. We are trying to find plants that can be donated before we buy plants. The more that we get free, the more money we have to purchase nice plants and nice big rocks. People are happy to donate plants too.
Saturday is our next work day.


Jean said...

It looks as if your MG group has a great time and gets lots of work done.

Luv the rustic arbors.

ancient one said...

It is moving along... I like the arbor too! The rock pathway is going to be so nice..

Rose said...

I'm so impressed with the amount of work you are getting done. I love the arbor. Rustic is me! Can't wait until next week to see more.

Sonia said...

Sounds you all had much work!
The pathway is going to be very beautiful!

OhioMom said...

WOW ... the work is really moving along, love the arbor !