|Howard, Peggy, Evelyn, and bamboo |
farmer Tracy Cato
Perhaps you shuddered when you saw the word "bamboo." Not to worry. A VegHeadz field trip to Thigpen Trail Bamboo Farm near Moultrie provided lots of information and research and we were able to choose from many varieties of non-invasive clumping bamboo for our garden. Not only are they planted to show that not all bamboo is hard to manage, but to provide material for trellises and other garden structures. We might even try a few bamboo shoots.
Amidst all the activity, we have had some regular visitors to the garden who we have thoroughly enjoyed. Kids in the garden make it all worthwhile.
|Cathi and grandchildren, Ella Rose, Cullen,|
|Howard, our premier weeder, is |
showing June and Tommy how to pull
weeds - an essential gardening skill
|Jeanne and granddaughter June. |
Gardening provides fun and great learning
experiences. June and her brother
Tommy have become enthusiastic regulars in the garden.
Finally, a progress report on the first of 12 new garden beds in graduated sizes.
|After several years of planning, |
we are finally under way
|Many thanks to our faithful construction|
volunteers, Mike, Glenn, Buddy and Howard
|Not without a few mishaps. We now know where |
the water line runs
|Carole, Cathy and Peggy spent|
hours painting the new storage area,
requiring agility in places