Contrary to popular belief, the magical fairies do not care for the gardens over the long, (usually!) hot summer. It is in fact willing parents and friends of the school. Meeting once a week seemed like a good idea for the Friday veggie gardening group I'm in, we could continue to get our 'fix', plus help out the school with no committments of hosting the group at our homes along with the hoard of energetic, hungry kids that make holidays...well...holidays!
I wanted to share a few pics of the school garden, as it is really looking great at the moment..something for the school community to be very proud of...
|Yellow fleshed plums..they are as delicious as they look! Of course we had to try some..|
|Plum tree, citrus and rhubarb bed|
|Herb beds, including 'pizza garden' and healing garden|
|Nashi tree absolutley laden with fruit! A nashi is technically a pear although they have several apple characteristics.|
|Hard at work...but not too hard. It is the holidays, after all.|
|Long stemmed lavender and raspberries..a thornless variety, which produced an abundant crop this year|
By visiting the garden a few times over the holidays, at least when the kids return to start a new school year one of their first jobs won't be weeding, and the plants that they sowed/planted late last year will be surviving and (hopefully) thriving from the waterings they received.