History of the Saint Francis Cutting Garden.

In the Spring of 2016, behind the Parish Office, was a long strip of grass enclosed by a chain link fence.  A garden plan was developed to remove sod from either side and put in flower beds so that they would serve to provide cutting flowers for church decorations. 


A statue of St. Francis was donated to the garden by Melissa Compton and the garden was named: the St. Francis Cutting Garden. 


Three meditation stations were laid down with tablets of scripture verses and a cedar bench was donated by Mary Ellen Stesney. 


Donations from parishioners were made including: beautyberry, dahlias, ferns, forsythia, fushia, hostas, hydrangeas, japanese anenone, lillies, mums, roses, shasta daisies, and wisteria to name just a few.  Seeds of sunflowers, sweet william and zinnias were planted.


In the Fall of 2016, Steve Thomas built 2 raised beds in which spring bulbs were planted. These daffodils and tulips were used for Church decorations during the Easter Season of 2017. 

In December, 2016, hundreds of spring bulbs were planted on the church grounds and a large donation of peony tubers were given Holy Cross by Hispanic parishioners. 

2017 - A new year in the garden brought about a donation of bricks from Jean and Mike Houston which were used for borders in the cutting garden and for the North garden running along the side of the Church. 




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