Monday, December 15, 2008
Proud parents, Kelly and John would like to announce that the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens have requested to use a photo of their daughter, Renee, in some of their upcoming marketing material! (photo to be uploaded soon!) We just got a letter in the mail today asking for our permission and if we also plan to do another community garden in 2009. Absolutely! For those of you who haven't been there yet, it's just fantastic! Please come visit us sometime between June and September and we will happily take you for a tour! They have an outstanding children's garden, a few ponds with goldfish you can watch, rose garden, hosta garden and more. We volunteered this year with the community garden, an area where they set aside 10ft x 10ft plots for members of the community to design a garden and grow it any way they wish. Oh, it's fantastic! They have the best soil I've ever dug my hands into! Any pictures of Renee in the slideshow with bright flowers were probably taken at the Arboretum. This summer Renee and I went pretty much every week to check on our "baby flowers", play in the dino-dig sand box, and participate in activities like story time and snake feeding. Our favorite thing to do was bring lunch with us and sit at the tables in the shade enjoying the beautiful, quiet scenery.