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July - September 2012     VOLUME 16 ISSUE 3
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New landscaping beautifies library grounds

Katherine Spurgeon

Thanks to the Groveland/Mascotte Garden Club, the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library now has the beginnings of a beautiful landscape on the east side of the parking lot, along the fence that borders a local auto repair business.  The club donated several Loropetalum shrubs, and club members spent an early morning planting, fertilizing and mulching the area.  As the shrubs grow, they will provide a lovely scene as patrons pull into the parking lot.  In addition, the club purchased and planted a Hamelia Patens bush [commonly called firebush] beside the front door which has already added a much-needed splash of color as people approach the library's entrance. 

The library will also be adding a square foot garden plot in the fall when Steve Earls comes to present a program on that subject and to plant the garden.  Mr. Earl's presentation at the library last year was well attended, and we are anticipating an even larger crowd for his upcoming program. 

It is hoped that both the newly planted shrubs and the square foot garden will be in full bloom when the library celebrates its tenth anniversary in November 2012.