Many thanks to Clare Helminiak and Gene Carnicom for all their hard work on the Butterfly Garden. Comal Master Gardeners were unable to work in the gardens because Texas A&M extended all garden closures through mid-June. Over the course of several weeks, Clare and Gene planted over 350 plants purchased by the FOL. Now the garden is a beautiful space for the butterflies and hummingbirds.
Summer work days are July 23 and August 27 from 8 to 10 am. If you are able to assist in the garden work days, please bring your own tools. It is best to use a dedicated weeding or plastic tool as it is very easy to nick the drip irrigation lines with any tool with a serrated or sharp edge. Connie Shepard, CMG Extension Agent, and the Texas A&M Master Gardener Program have issued the following rules for the Comal Master Gardener Association:
- No more than 10 workers in the garden
- Stay 6 feet apart
- Wear a mask
- People over 65 who are more at risk are advised to remain at home
Thank you for your appreciation of these rules and respecting everyone's health.
Most of the plant labels for the plants already planted are installed. We have many more labels for future plants. Clare has purchased the wildflower seeds for fall planting this year, and she hopes to have some additional plants for the water feature very soon. A memorial bench for Lee Franzel has been ordered and will be installed soon.
Stay healthy! Please walk through the garden and visit the plants.