On November 4th, as the summer ended and fall began, Sue Gale and Donna Foster, long-time members of the Town and Country Garden Club arrived with spades in hand and a plethora of bulbs to plant—purple allium, pink and purple tulips, yellow crocuses and more. Luckily, also arriving that morning were 6 young men—freshman at Georgetown Preparatory School in Rockville, Maryland. The students, accompanied by a science teacher were all dressed and ready to complete required school community service hours. The boys, a few who professed to having done a bit of gardening with their parents, were put quickly to work by the garden experts, Donna and Sue.
They spent the next hour and a half, digging holes, dropping bulbs (right side up of course) and gently covering the bulbs the exact number of inches below ground. They also did some basic garden cleanup, moving a few plants and raking. Come spring, the Home will have flowers sprouting down the front steps, around the pond, along walkways and throughout the flower beds.
Once the gardening was done, the boys assisted in moving furniture and joined guests in a pizza party on the patio. Sue Gale provided delicious brownies, none of which were left and good conversation was had by all. The Prep volunteers have assisted at the Home for many years, and whenever they leave, we cannot wait to have them back!