Community involvement sought for outdoor project at Enon Branch Library

Published 10:47 am Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Enon Branch Library needs community assistance in creating an outdoor area that will be used as an open community park, outdoor classroom and an ecological habitat.

On Saturday, April 27, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until the project is complete, the Washington Parish Master Gardeners and the library staff will be planting a variety of small trees, shrubs and flowers. Members of the community who are willing to donate plants and those who are willing to come out and get their hands dirty are welcome.

For anyone who is able to donate plants, the varieties needed include, but are not limited to, the following:

TREES: Little Gem Magnolia, Red Flowering Dogwood, Dura-Heat Clump River Birch, Leyland Cypress, etc.

SHRUBS: Butterfly Bush, Blueberry, Weigela, Sweet Olive, Blue Rosemary, Lantana, Lilac, Hydrangea, Rose, Hibiscus, etc.

BULBS: Caladium, Daffodil, Day Lily, Iris, Tulips, etc.

VINES:Honeysuckle, Morning Glory, Scarlet Runner Bean, etc

ANNUALS: Bee Balm, Phlox, Asters, Foxglove, Globe Thistle, Hollyhock, Lupine, Milkweed, Marigold, Nasturtium, Dill Weed, etc.

Please call the Enon Library Tuesdays through Fridays at 839-9385, from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. if you will be bringing plants. The library asks that those donating plants call as soon as possible so that duplicates are not purchased. Those who are coming to help should bring with them a few tools (spade, shovel, gloves, etc.) if possible.

This will soon be a place for everyone! A funding grant in the amount of $3,000 has been submitted to aid in building this garden. With wireless internet capability, it will be an ideal place to relax with a laptop or a good book.

Future children’s programs will use the area to learn hands-on about birds, bugs, plants and the ecosystem.

Please, come out and take part in enhancing the community.