We'll soon be sharing more information about the Braddock History Center, headed by our neighbor and good friend of the BGC, Bob Messner. For now, take a look at some of the landscaping done by Bob's wife, Anne, of the Blackridge Garden Club. Anne writes:
Bob's History Center is at last ready to open on Saturday, August 18, after 17 years of work by him. Landscaping-wise, many things remain to be done, but as you can see, many things have already been accomplished.
I thought you might be interested in what has taken the whole summer of 2012. Since the heat was so intense, these are the plantings which have survived, and some have even thrived. Plants which do not show up are a sweet little serviceberry (Auction 360) and a lovely ninebark (Beall's), which replaced a dogwood which died. Notice the steep bank is covered with the sedum that Amy Bluedorn and I first liberated from a deserted driveway in the neighborhood!
“To everything there is a season. . .”
and the approaching fall season returns us to many of our favorite activities, such as garden club!
We're beginning this season with brief meeting at the BCA, Tuesday, September 11th at 10:00 a.m. We'll enjoy some brunch treats and take a close-up look at this year's exciting BGC program before taking a jaunt up the hill to see Beulah Garden. Even though the tour is close by, we will need to car pool, so, if you can drive, or need a ride, please let me know.
In any case, come. . . enjoy the day and the company. Help stir the pot and make this year's garden club events even more exciting than last.
PLEASE!!! RSVP by 9/4/2012 either way to firstname.lastname@example.org
Author, Judy Diorio
Judy's Blog is written by Blackridge's gardener-in-residence, Judy Diorio. Judy has lived in Blackridge for 25 years, and writes the BGC's "In The Garden" column for the Blackboard. She has studied horticulture and landscape design and is currently preparing to be a Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist.
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