This is the Fiest Garden before the renovations.
The garden at the time had several Crape Myrtle trees that had come up from seed and needed to be removed.
Old railroad ties marked the spot of a from years gone by vegetable garden.
I few stepping stones marked a pathway that was not clearly defined, so students often walked through the beds.
The lawn area and the garden blurred around the edges.
I had planted two dwarf Barbados cherrys and a firebush (Hamelia patends) years ago and they were still hanging on.
Each girl in the troop decorated their own mosaic stepping stone. This one is a dragonfly.
|This one is mine, with a heart of course, because I love gardening.|
Now, the Fiest garden has clear pathways and stepping stones for visitors.
The bird bath attracts many varieties of birds.
The old stepping stones from the garden were repurposed into a boundary between the lawn and garden.
A sign welcomes visitors to the garden.
This sign lets visitors know who to contact to help with the garden.
This sign is just a reminder to treat the garden gently, because it is a fragile habitat.
This sign is a big thank you to all the folks that donated money for the renovations.
We followed the guidelines to become a Monarch Way Station.
|The garden is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. The nesting boxes have been put to good use.|
The garden was made over in fall of 2009 and this is a photo from the spring of 2010.
Many new native plants were added to the garden as well was wildlife friendly plants.
The garden also has many old fashion passalong plants and bulbs.
The students and staff were so pleased with the transformation of the garden.
Nearly Wild Rose and Rose Colored Garden Mums
|The garden is a colorful place for butterflys.|
|Rosemary, lantana, firebush, Mexican Bush Sage to just name a few of the plants performing well.|
|Salmon colored Black-eyed Susan Vine|
|Knock Out Rose, lantana and zinnias|
|Mexican Bush Sage, Mexican Hat and Lantana|
|Mexican Hat, Zinnias and Cosmos|
|Knock Out Rose, Lantana and Zinnias|
|Zinnias and Cosmos|
|Mexican Bush Sage, Zinnias and Cosmos|
|Mexican Bush Sage and Cosmos|