Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grace and St .Stephen's Episcopal Church Garden


Today was gardening day again. Every Saturday morning and Tuesday at some time we all meet to work the gardens and get them back into shape.
It has been a joy and a challenge to watch the gardens come back to life after a few years of neglect. The fountain of course is working again, the peonies, clematis and roses are growing like gangbusters. The dandelion, clover and thistles are being overwhelm by the sheer force of will of our amazing crew. Here's some of the folk that meet together to work the wonder and some of the gorgeous peonies and such.
I must say the peonies smell like heaven.

We had cool, cloudy skies this morning, I don't think the temperature got much over 65 degrees all day. Here are some of the folks that can out to work. They were as young as fourteen and as old as eighty.

Even Sadie came out to keep company with us.

8 comments:

Gayle Pritchard said...

I love gardening with others. What a fun time you all must have had! Come to my house next : )

Margi said...

The gardens are looking awesome Leslie!

Leslie said...

Thanks, you all. It is fun...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Leslie, I loved the photos and the charm of the garden. Having the time to work in a flowerbed for a bhurch must be wonderful; ours does not have the grounds for that----just a strip out front that is landscaped but not gardened. You know what I mean.
You are so fortunate to have your church home back, the gardens producing, and obviously the membership being a part of it all.
Pax!

buckram and bembo said...

I think it's wonderful. You all look very happy!

sapphireblue said...

That looks like a great time for fellowship!

Leslie said...

We are truly blessed with a great crew, who are so dedicated to reviving the grounds. Thanks everyone for your comments.

Arija said...

Leslie, thank you so much for your commiserations.
What a wonderful thing to do, to come together to restore a beautiful garden. You have all those magical plants that do not do in our dry, hot climate. What would I give for healthy perfumed Peonies! I have tried and tried them as well as Dicentra spectabiles, without success.
I have one struggling in a pot in the shadehouse and still after years of didappointment, hope to coax a flower from it before I go to greener pastures.