Lendonwood President's Update
Dear Friends of Lendonwood Gardens:
Spring is here and the activity at the Gardens is steadily increasing. At this time of year, it takes a lot of work to get Lendonwood in shape for our busiest season. We started this work at the 'Wake up the Gardens' workday on March 23. A total of 49 volunteers, including 21 Rotarians and 28 other volunteers, came out to help -- despite a cold and drizzly day. Everyone worked hard and we accomplished many of our objectives. Some volunteers who were unable to come for the organized workday came at a later date to work on specific tasks. I am happy to report that Dr. Leonard Miller secured a donation of 39 new plants from Greenleaf Nursery in Tahlequah for planting during the workday.
One of the day’s highlights was the initial prep-work for a new 'Oklahoma Garden,” led by Lendonwood board member Dave Torline. This new garden, located in the old Bonsai Garden space, will feature several trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals selected by OSU as “Oklahoma Proven” plants. The beds have been prepared and plantings have been ordered for installing soon.
Planning continues for upcoming events including Earth Day, Prom Pictures, Art in the Garden, Mothers Day Open House, and the fundraising Gala. All of these events are wonderful opportunities to show off the Gardens and we look forward to strong turnouts.
Recent rains give us high hopes for a colorful spring season to be enjoyed along the serene walkways of Lendonwood Gardens. See you there!
Lendonwood Gardens Board of Directors