The little SE corner of the church, where the arbour/bench, library and cupboard live, wants something new to best reflect God’s glory. Friday June 5 is World Environment Day -- what about amending that little part of our environment to glorify and reflect God our Creator? What about getting our hands a bit dirty and making this part of an offering of beauty and welcome for those passing by?
There are some small beginnings: a few thyme plants, for example; the overgrown lilac pruned. But the entire area needs a new cover, and much prep. To that end, I’m asking for a little help from my friends/sisters/brothers.
The idea is to put down creeping/wooly thyme ground cover, or at least a thyme tapestry. A small rock garden in front of that sad, overgrown lilac at the back-lane corner. A ‘sniff and snip’ herb garden in the corner at the junction of lane and sidewalk. (a friend is going to build some growing boxes). A vine – clematis? – for the side of the arbour – which will mean removing 4 of the bricks on the S side. Watering to establish the new plantings. Digging the weeds in the flower beds lining the church walls.
And of course the prep is all – digging out the weeds that have taken over; taking out the grass, turning it over so it eventually composts; amending the soil around the arbour and general area; lending the tools, donating some soil, etc.
I have a complete list of needs! It won’t get done all at once, but like Creation, will be completed over time. Square foot by square foot!
I want to thank these friends who so far have contributed: Chris Chypyha (and his lopping tool), Kathie Smith (rocks to get the garden rolling), Margaret Friesen (chauffeuse extraordinaire), Jan Jones (soil). Bless them, bless you, praise God for His new beauty!
If you are interested in helping, please get in touch with Lynne by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.