MBGC: You can still garden without restrictions


My goodness, it’s July already.

We are still in the midst of a very different way of going about our daily business. Gardening is one activity that we can do without a lot of restrictions and some members are doing just that.

Betty Ronston does volunteer gardening at the Lady of the Island Shrine. Rita Sepenoski tends to the Crystal Beach Community park. Maureen Pollack does maintenance at the Remembrance Garden on the Masury estate. Lillie Brown continues her volunteer work at Cornell, albeit, via virtual Zoom meetings.

While the peonies and irises are just fading, the day lilies are coming in. We had a nice tour through member Paula Schmidt’s garden. Paula specializes in hybridizing day lilies and so there are many, many interesting lilies among all her other flowers.

While raking leaves from under azalea bushes, I noticed a catbird hopping along beside me. I decided to get my camera in hopes of snapping a picture. Sure enough, he or she came back and continued to follow me. Take a minute to be aware of your surroundings; I hope you are lucky enough to meet a friendly, fearless catbird.


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