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Re: Sunken Gardens


I recently finished this year's "Self-Guided Tour".  Previously it was 17
two-sided laminated 8x11s attached by a chain to each gardens name post.
But we are getting new name post this year and the racks that held the SGT
won't fit on them.  This method allowed photos of plants, names, background
info, lessons, tips, etc.  This year I had to cram everything on 2 sides of
a legal sheet.  The only pics are the map, a compost drawing, and the MG
logo.

When I first drew the map on my computer, it took me a lot of time, but now
that I have it I can make any needed adjustments without too much effort.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 10:35 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Sunken Gardens


> We are discussing making up brochures ( pay at the nature center, get
> your money back if you return) for folks to id plants. This will be a
> lot of work trying to graph out where the plants are so folks can relate
> to them. If I ever get the time, we will probably do that, but can't see
> that happening anytime soon.
>
> We also loose many plants yearly too. Seems folks think that since it is
> a public place, they are welcome to anything :(  Some day I will catch
> someone doing this and they will get fined!
>
> Donna
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf Of Kitty
> > Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 9:36 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sunken Gardens
> >
> > I remember you mentioning that before.  I find that appalling.  Why
> > wouldn't
> > they just write the name down?  We've had no trouble having our
> markers
> > taken, though we have had a few plants taken.  The Hort Ed now is
> pressing
> > the idea of 'theming' our gardens - which means statuary.  The Patio
> > garden
> > has been doing this with an Alice in Wonderland Theme.  On Garden Walk
> > Days
> > they hold a Tea Party and sometimes have a rabbit for kids to pet.  So
> far
> > no one has walked off with the AiW statuary, but it could happen.  I
> am in
> > the 'Propagation' Group, which I prefer to call by its original name
> of
> > 'Nursery' (because we do very little propagation, 95% is small plants
> > brought in and grown on in our nursery beds for sale).  I've thought
> about
> > using Nursery Rhymes for our 6 beds.  I'd like to lend my 18 inch turn
> of
> > the century (19th to 20th) style cat and his fiddle to one of the
> beds,
> > but
> > I'm afraid someone would walk off with it.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 9:47 AM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Sunken Gardens
> >
> >
> > > Problem we had was everyone was taking the darn labels..... whether
> they
> > > were just the B name or anything. Drove us nuts!
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > I like to see good labeling, too.  Sounds like these folks went
> the
> > > extra
> > > > mile.  I think if a public place can only do minimal labeling it
> > > should be
> > > > botanical names.  The rest is gravy.
> > > >
> > > > Kitty
> > >
> > >
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