When I go to the Raincatcher’s garden (est.2005), I am like a Grandmother visiting her grandchildren. The garden has been a blessing to me for many years.
First, I see and smell a Mexican Plum tree and remember Elizabeth Wilkinson’s plan for our garden. The plum is planted in our “under the power lines” garden where you can find trees that will not grow into power lines. In other words, they are just the right height. I give this tree a pat on the head and move on. Grandmothers like to see growth.
Next I see daffodils blooming and remember this purchase from Southern Bulbs. Oh gosh Daffy Dil, I remember when you were just a baby.
I spy beautiful Redbuds and think of Eric Larner, our tree expert, and the team leader of the Citizen Foresters of Dallas. He planted these 3 Redbud trees.
And here is a close up of the Redbud. You know how Grandmothers like to get up close.
Under my feet I see bluebonnets. I have to laugh because Lisa Centala put me in charge of the wildflower meadow, but of course we know who really takes care of the flowers of the field.
And then there are all the newborns at the garden!
Finally, I want to tell you about two of our gardeners. I am the grandmother so I will call them my greats.
Cynthia and Mark Jones are beaming because for the first time in three years they were able to teach a class to Lakewood Elementary children called Tops & Bottoms. The class is based on the Caldecott Honor book of the same name by Janet Stevens. Lettuce and carrots were harvested from our garden for the children. The students loved tasting the vegetables and reading the book.
So hats off to my greats!
One more beauty-
The garden is in good hands. I am a mighty proud grandmother.
Ann Lamb, Dallas County Master Gardner Class of 2005
Don’t forget our tomato and pepper plant sale on Tuesday at Raincatcher’s.
Absolutely a charming story down the gardener’s memory lane!!
Thank you, come see the garden soon. Ann
Looks like some beautiful blooms in the Rain Catcher’s garden.
It really looks beautiful, lots of hard work going on. Ann
I love this so much Ann
Sheridan, thank you and we miss you. Ann
Such a beautiful tribute to your Family Ann!
Barbara, you are part of the good memories!