Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Late Fall Addition to the JCHC Garden

A beautiful trellis.  
Added via contributions by GGG members in memory of both Cindy's and Karin's mothers.

Here's a good photo of the mailbox in which we'll have garden gloves, extra tools, and a journal for recording notes, dates worked, etc.

I imagine it's time for the hummingbird feeders to be taken down.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

JCHC Garden!

This is a photo that will soon appear in the Fairfield Ledger.  Thank you, Ginny!  :-)

Isn't it amazing to think this was the result of ONE year?  Looking forward to next Spring!!!  :-)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Looking at the JCHC Garden

From the beginning stages on September 16, 2011

to Planted by November 11, 2011

and the 2012 "look" on September 25, 2012.

Won't we be excited to see how things develop next Spring??  (look forward to another trellis between the fence and Karl Foerster grass (at left).  :-)

Happy Days!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Our JCHC Garden Bed

 The Jefferson County Health Center Garden Bed is now completing its first full year of being in existence!  We need to pat ourselves on the back, as maintenance was a shared responsibility this summer... and look how the garden looks now that it's Fall.  Marvelous - especially for its first year!

 Red Admiral butterfly found the asters today.

This flower bed is 40 feet long!  Too long to capture in a "straight-on" photo.  A few more plants were sunk in the ground today... a salvia (I'll add the name later) now resides in the back left-hand (west) corner behind the lilac bush.  It will be pretty there.  I wonder if Julie can locate another trellis like the one we already have?  It would be great between the wooden fence and the Karl Foerster grass.  I even purchased a smaller trellis that might be nice behind the lilac (there's plenty of room).

Someone in the hospital decided it would be good to have hummingbird feeders here and there around the grounds.  As long as someone is maintaining them, WE won't mind.  And the hummers have already located them!  

 Click on the photos to see larger images.

A few Fall-ish touches...

I'll update these photos if anyone would like to add a couple of pumpkins and something "cute" to sit on each of the bales.  (These are small bales.)  Whatever sits on them should be stuck into the bale somehow.

The three pink coreopsis are also residing in the garden as of today.  The mums and small asters will be relocated later.  The mums will go in a garden node downtown, but the asters will be placed in this bed.

Happy September 15!
"Shady Gardener"

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Speaking of Umbrellas...

... here are the beginnings of the "Great Artists of the Garden series!"

And the lengths to which we go to aid and abet our gardens in the extreme heat and dry weather!  ;-)
Perhaps I'll be able to provide photos of each of the finished products!

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Tour at Nancy's!

What did she say?  How many hosta did she plant in this bed??

Look!  There's Matilda!

More Whimsy!

 Thank you, Nancy, for a lovely garden tour!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Visiting Joan Today!

 Whew!  It was even HOT by 9:30 A.M. today.  If you look closely, you can see a few outstanding features of Joan's yard.  But to tell the truth, we didn't even walk around the house to see the Other Outstanding Features!  

However,  just look at the way were afforded the coolest spot available!  Shade, frozen fruit cups, cold drinks and Fans!  (Yep, count 'em!)  :-)



 I love these Mushroom Stools!

Looking forward to visiting Nancy, next.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

JCHC Garden

Water and Photos
June 12, 2012

'Stella d'Oro' - left foreground with 'Little Missy' behind.

'Little Missy'


Two more views of the garden