- Author: Laura Mogg.
Have you seen the new demonstration plot at Bishop's Community garden? If not, make a trip to the covered picnic area on the Pine to Park path at the back of the City Park, and find a plot with three pole tee-pees. This demo garden was created to inspire children, but instead of a sign saying, “Children's Garden" I think it should be labeled "The Enchanted Garden" to appeal to all who are young at heart.
The garden was planted in early May with flower transplants and seeds, pole beans around the tee-pees, and gourds along the trellis on the north side — very simple. Where there is nothing growing, we will lay a meandering stone path and that is all, apart from the fairy houses. If you don't know what fairy houses are, you'll have to come to find out!
In early June things started to grow, and by the end of summer we hope to have a maze of sunflowers around the beans with children hiding in the tee-pees and playing with fairy houses. By September there should be lots of extra fun with birdhouse and baseball-bat gourds.
Master Gardeners work with the Bishop Community Garden to demonstrate garden practices and to get the public excited about gardening.
Come with your children, grandchildren, or neighbors and watch this new garden grow through the seasons. See you there!