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Garden Celebrates Tenth Birthday

Joanne Winer

October 20th, 2005

Oct. 25 marks the 10th anniversary of the dedication of Celia’s Rainbow Gardens and the 11th anniversary of her death.

To celebrate the Gardens, the first work session of the season is usually planned for this date. Because the 25th falls on a Tuesday, the work session will be held on Oct. 22, starting at 10 a.m. at the Gardens.

The abundance of rain over the winter last year caused the Gardens to be a real showplace of flowering cacti, trees, and bushes, but it also brought more weeds than we have ever seen out there.

To get the trails ready for the hundreds of winter visitors to the Gardens, this will be one of the priorities for this first work session, pulling, raking and getting the weeds out of the way.

The monsoon season this year also brought some damage to the Gardens when the extreme winds broke some of the trees in half and spread debris and broken limbs all over the place.

This is another thing that is hoped to be worked on if there are enough volunteers to help.

If you have some free time and would like to come out and join in the work session, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Be sure to bring gloves if you have any. There will be a picnic lunch provided for anyone who can come and volunteer.

For further information, please call Joanne at 927-6551.