Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hardscape Installation

A new hardscape has been implemented in our gardens.  Mary Clark had the vision, both Mary's did the search, and Mary Forester drew the design.  However, without the service of Doug Clark, a 2013 Honorary Members Award recipient of the garden club, the implementation of our mission would have not occurred.  The installation of this artwork provides the ornamental grass garden bed a gateway to enter the haven and one of our continued improvement to our gardens.  Job well done!

Thank you ladies!

Mary Forester

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Master Gardener Service Award - Mary Howe

Mary Howe (L) and Terry DelValle

Mary Howe, our on site demo gardens founder, was presented her 30 year Master Gardener Service Award at the January 7th Master Gardener organizational meeting.  Terry DelValle, Duval County's Extension Agent, presented the clock award at the meeting held at the Mandarin Garden Club with 33 Master Gardeners in attendance.

Mary was a 1985 Master Gardener graduate and continues sharing her leadership, knowledge, inspiration and gardening expertise today with all she encounters.  We are privileged and blessed to have a piece of garden heaven at our club thanks to Mary Howe.  Hail Mary!