Master Gardeners put skills learned to work

Submitted by Brenda Keen

On Saturday, February 15 several individuals that are Master Gardeners met at Ivy Park to learn the correct way to prune crepe myrtles.  The landscape area at the entrance of the baseball field was used as the demonstration area.  The Master Gardeners also used their skills to help trim the other plants within the landscape beds to help them use their knowledge they have learned.  Plants trimmed within the beds were nandinas, hollies, lorapedilum, various grasses, stellas, knock out roses, and lygustrum. The individuals that came and helped were Bob Cline, Brenda Jowers, Sandy Miles, Johnna Williamson, Janice Hopkins, Tommy Hopkins, Richard Moncrief, and Brenda Keen.

The group enjoyed the beautiful day while making the park more attractive for everyone. This entrance is an enhancement to the ball field.  It shows Winston County has pride and wants to put our best foot forward.  When visiting teams come to play, it shows we want to put our best foot forward.

If you are at the park and see trash around this area or even other areas of the park, I am sure the workers of the park would appreciate you placing it in the garbage.  The team would also appreciate it.  We know the team will do their best to help us keep their field and entrance attractive because it is a true reflection of them.