Garden description: The garden was designed with my mom in mind. She loved gardening and plants in general. The more, the better. The garden was her retreat, place of peace and love.
Who are the gardeners: I tend my garden alone.
Why do you garden: It is a wonderful physical/spiritual workout that provides that “special” kind of peace.
How has gardening impacted you during this time: The garden gives me focus, offers me hope, and validates the idea that change is a constant and nothing lasts forever.
What do you have in your garden? The garden curves from Jefferson Street to McCabe Avenue and has many habitat challenges so I planted with multiple micro-environments in mind. Little Henry’s, Black Elderberry, Silver Miller’s, Yarrow, Dragon’s Breath, Saw Grass, Elephant Ear, Russian Sage, China Pink Flowers, Violas, American Holly, Yucca Plants, White Dogwood, Evergreens, Azalea Bush, Rhododendron and even a small cactus have a place in the garden. The ornamental grass provides texture and flow as the wind curves the block and colors change with every season. I see it as a moving tapestry of plant life and development.
Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? Just neighborhood cats. I spray violet.

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