Green All Around the Wilton Place Garden

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From the front, the garden didn’t look like it needed much weeding…

However, as we made our way to the back, we realized that wasn’t the case. The combination of water and warm summer days was just what invasive grass needs in order to thrive. Thankfully, loads of students at Wilton Place came out to the garden to help. The heat was a little intense for some of these little ones but they sure persevered. Here’s a before shot:After a few hours of weeding, the garden now looks like this. If you ask me, these plants are green, thriving and happy as can be!

Lisa Friedman-York

Lisa Friedman-York aka Maya's mom, has a BFA in Theater Arts with a primary focus on voice overs. I inherited my green thumb and love of gardening, growing & eating vegetables from my mama, a landscape architect, my grandmother & great grandfather, one of the founders of the American Camellia Society. All from Savannah, Georgia. While growing up, my mama often said she designed gardens to make the world a more peaceful, beautiful place to sit, day dream, picnic or take a nap. Planting edible gardens with children is a joyful balance to experience. Watching young children exploring, learning & growing while simultaneously watching seedlings germinate then reaching for the sky reassures me the earth is in good hands for future generations.

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