We are off to a great start on the 2011 community garden and orchard reclamation. Garden is looking good. Last weekend we planted 46 tomato plants and a whole bunch of other stuff. It is fun to get the neighbors together for a project like this—good chance to get to know everyone better in a good environment. In addition to the veggies in the garden, we have also started the rehabilitation of the community orchard.
The orchard got its start many years ago, when the then-owners tapped the rich lowland soil and adjacent spring-fed creek. The combination of rich soils and steady supply of water help make the garden and orchard a success. The surviving pecan, pear and apple trees from that orchard have been rehabilitated and supplemented with 28 compatible varieties of apple, peach, plum, pear, and fig trees. We also added blueberry bushes and grape and muscadine vines have been planted and arbors constructed.
Here we are in the beginning stages of cultivating the gardens. Plenty more pictures wii be coming as the season progresses. As a homeowner you are welcome to participate in the community gardens ans share in the harvests. This is a terrific way to get to really know your neighbors and share some good times. This is part of The Bluffs lifestyle we cherish.