Wilma, the Sensory Garden at the Lighthouse for the Blind needed
repair, replanting and replacement of damaged plants. Rose
Bechard Butman gathered members from all the circles and solicited
others within the community to meet on Feb. 11, 2006 and work in the
garden. This year 2006, the club is being recognized for their
ongoing work and has been nominated for an Emerald
The Emerald Award
Program is designed to recognize businesses, government, individuals,
or organizations in Broward County demonstrating a commitment to
protecting and preserving our environment.
We want to thank the following for their contributions:
Bob Haehle delivered
to Softscapes the Jaboticaba tree that Jesse Durko donated.
Cheryl Riker arranged
for the donations and delivered 275 impatiens donated by A&W Annuals and
a pallet of mulch donated by Luke's Landscaping to Softscapes.
Tom Chancey took
the deliveries at Softscapes and then lent us his truck & two men
to deliver it all on Saturday. He also donated composted soil. Tom sent
us two of his Arborists to plant the Jaboticaba tree, corrective cut
hurricane Wilma damaged tree branches, stake fallen trees, trim and
clean the tall palms!
Bonnie Cole came out
west to my house to pick up the pressure cleaner. She & Forrest, Charlie
& I pressure cleaned.
Gail at Mickey's orchids
gave usa Patchouly plant to replace the lost one.
We all worked
very hard including the kids. We planted 275 impatiens and new herbs.
We spread 2,800 POUNDS of mulch and two bags of fertilizer, pressure
cleaned and trimmed and weeded.
When we were
done we leaned against the mosaic wall and admired our work. One
Intermediate girl, Sydney Smith said " It really looks a lot better
than when we got here. It makes me feel good".
Ann Schandelmeyer said
"You know, of all the things I do, I always feel so good after working here
at this garden"
Many thanks to
ALL of you and all of the Circles who lovingly tend to this
wonderful asset to
our community! .......Rose Bechard Butman