Community Garden


A few weeks ago I was perusing the list of parks on our city’s website. One that caught my eye was the Community Garden.

We have a Community Garden? Cool! I wonder where it is?

Right next to the Parks & Rec building, you say? Why, that’s just across the street.

I had noticed the pretty landscaping before, but I didn’t realize it was a Community Garden.

Let’s go explore, shall we?


This is the perfect time of year to visit because the flowers are in full bloom and the berries are ripe.butterfly

Also, the butterflies are in residence.

They can read, apparently, because one was fluttering on a bloom close to the sign that said Butterfly Garden. Can you see it in the smaller picture? Right in the middle. Now, up a little bit. There!


The girls and I were entranced with the whimsical wind chimes hanging from the pagoda. We thought it might be fun to make something similar.

I don’t know that we ever will, but it was a fun thought.


For such a small space (one city lot) there were lots of nooks and crannies, winding paths, and shady spots for resting.gardencollage

I don’t know if “Community Garden” means that members of the community are free to harvest the berries, but I confess to helping myself to one or two. I love berries.


Perhaps the raspberries are Natives? Or maybe the sign referred to other plants? I’m not sure.


On this side we have Wild Flowers. And what’s that I spy back behind the fence, near the building?

Could it possibly be a Little Free Library?


Yes, indeed it is! Just the very thing to make this little garden perfect in every way.


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