Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Flower Power

 More photos from the Stafford County Historical Society's 
 along with some quotes.
 It's not as pretty as being there ... 
but at least you won't sweat!
Jeanie's Gardens

Remember that children, marriages
 and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

Barb and Kenny's Yard
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ruth's Gardens
This is the quote that Ruth had on her handouts for the day:

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

Sheree's Gardens
Earth laughs in flowers. 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

OWLS and Vegetable Gardens at Stafford Schools
A garden is a grand teacher.
It teaches patience and careful watchfulness.
It teaches industry and thrift. 
Above all, it teaches entire trust.
Gertrude Jekyll 

Stafford Schools' STARS after-school program participants and individual classrooms in the elementary school planted their own garden plots. Director Sharilyn McNickle says that children involved in planting and tending the gardens were much more willing to try vegetable wraps prepared by local restaurant owner Jan Turner (The Gathering Place, downtown Stafford) during a chef demonstration. 

The school received a Farm to School school gardening mini-grant from Team Nutrition at the Kansas State Department of Education.  I had to send photos to Jill,  since she's the Team Nutrition director and some of the funds went to her high school alma mater!


  1. Very pretty love your birdhouse on the tree branch. Too cute

    1. It's at my good friends - Barb & Kenny's house. It definitely is cute!

  2. You did a really neat job with the collages, Kim!

  3. The collages are so much fun to play with. Thanks for introducing me to picmonkey!