Everyone at Tucker Hill is anxious to get their yard and flower beds spruced up. With the greening of the grass and planting of spring blooms, we happily exclaim “winter is gone; spring has arrived!” Many residents are calling on our horticulture team for advice and services and many others are out enjoying the process themselves.
The recent “ground turning” for the Tucker Hill Community Garden is one case in point. The opening was pushed back a couple of times due to later-than-average freezes. When we finally gathered to officially open the garden for planting, the gardeners were more than ready. The ten raised beds will be a hub of activities for families to learn, teach and share. The harvest they sow and reap will be an additional (and edible) delight.
This month the residents are having a potting party. This perk is popular with residents who like to create their own porch pot, window box or deck box and utilize the Flower Lady services at the same time. Plants and soil mixes are selected and gathered by the Flower Lady. Residents bring their containers, shop for plants they like, and then create their own container garden alongside their friends and neighbors.
Also this month, Tucker Hill and the Collin County Master Gardeners will present “Photography in the Garden.” Please plan on joining us at The David Weekly model Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. Learn about capturing your garden achievements in pictures, get an idea about CCMGA and meet the Flower Lady. As always, our CCMGA programs are for Tucker Hill residents, prospective residents, realtors and guests.
Preparations are also underway in the six courtyard gardens that are part of this Junes’ “Courtyards, Concerts, and Cars” event. Each of the six gardens will highlight a different theme, illustrating the gardening possibilities courtyards provide. A “Shady Oasis,” “Arbors A-Way,” “Texas Natives,” “Wildlife Habitat,” “Water Feature Focus,” and a “Classic Courtyard” will be ready for your viewing on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Now that the Tucker Hill Community Garden is in the eager and capable hands of the residents and the petunias are in the ground, I am looking forward to the summer plantings and this first Courtyard Garden Tour.
As always, I encourage you to come see what is blooming now at Tucker Hill!