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May 15, 2015

                I briefly worked in the Discovery Garden yesterday until it started raining. It looks like it rained at the park but not elsewhere in town! Some parts of the garden are too wet (again!) to weed.

                We have a new member. Her name is Lynn Taliaferro. She’s excited about what we’re doing and will water our downtown planters on Wednesdays. Thanks goes to Laurie who put her in touch with me.

May 11, 2015

                Looks like stormy weather is on the way. Stay safe today.

                I pulled more weeds in the Discovery Garden yesterday. The center section is mostly weed-free. The outer ring is about 80% weed free. For months it was too wet to weed, now it’s almost too dry. I really had to hack at some of the weeds. I’m looking forward to getting fresh mulch to cut down on weeding.

May 9, 2015

I have wonderful news! Naomi surprised me the other day with a gift to Columbia Blooms of a collapsible, red wagon. THANK YOU, Naomi! I’d never heard of such a thing! I will look for a location that is convenient to our downtown area to store it. If any of you have empty, clean gallon or two-gallon jugs please reply to this email so that I can collect them.

May 5, 2015

I have not scheduled our next meeting because I need feedback from the survey and I feel that we need a break after all the hard work of preparing for the judges visit. There are more than fifty people on this email list, but only two have responded to the survey. If you have not yet taken it please do so now. Click here. There are only six questions. It should take no more than one minute to finish. I really hope that we can get more members.

May 3, 2015

                Hasn’t the weather been wonderful? I hope you have been able to get out and enjoy it.

                I created a short survey that will give us an idea about whether we should change our meeting time. Please click here. There are only six questions. It should take you a minute or less. As soon as everyone has completed the survey I will schedule our next meeting. I am hoping that we can get more members of our group.

May 1, 2015

I’ve been resting the last couple of days. Now it’s time to continue our work.

It is with a great sense of gratitude, pride, and humbleness that I write this newsletter. I could not have imagined a few months ago that virtually all groups, businesses, and city government would come together in such a short time to begin to make our little town the most beautiful in the state. The America in Bloom judges’ visit and the acquisition and planting of the window boxes and planters in our downtown area was very successful.

April 20, 2015

Even though the rain disrupted plans for the San Jacinto Festival I hope that you had an opportunity to participate. It sure was a pleasant surprise late yesterday afternoon to see the sun!

I’m looking forward to getting out into the sun today. I’ll head to the Discovery Garden to weed. I suspect it will be too muddy, but at least maybe I can weed the walkway and the higher spots. The weeds are getting ahead of me.

April 11, 2015

The window boxes and planters have been ordered and should arrive in a few days. There will be 11 window boxes and 9 planters. Planters are for those locations that do not have a fence in front—the law office, Salon 321, Country Store, The Warehouse Dance & Cheer, Chesney’s, 1st Capital Business Services, and Chesney’s.


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