Volunteers Needed This Weekend to Help with VaHi Triangle Planting

Grab your garden gloves and a water bottle and come join your neighbors for some fall planting this weekend at the VaHi triangle park at the corner of Virginia and N. Highland avenues (in front of Taco Mac and Murphy’s).

The group will be planting some colorful fall annuals Sunday, October 7th starting at 1 p.m., but drop by any time – even as Streets Alive gets going – and contribute whatever time you care to donate. No gardening knowledge is necessary and it’s a great way to help keep Virginia-Highland beautiful and vibrant. Who knows? You might even meet some new neighbors!

Contact Nonie Daniel at info@noniesgarden.com with questions or comments.

GPPA Garden Tour
(note parking issues)

Chip Mann’s Garden at 768 Elkmont.
Photo by GPPA, all rights reserved.

The Georgia Perennnial Plant Association’s garden tour will take place on the weekend of May 5 and 6. This is not a massive tour such as the Botanical Garden’s tour – but still attracts several hundred cars over the course of the weekend. This should not represent a huge parking situation – but we still want to give folks a head’s up.

John Wolfinger says:
“this group is a great gardening organization – I’ve belonged for several years now, and Anne Sheldon,Street Captain of Cresthill Avenue, is a past president of this group. There are several VaHi members of this group – showing that ours is also a great garden neighborhood.”

Garden # 3 is at 768 Elkmont Drive and Garden # 4 is at 771 Virginia Circle.

More information at the GPPA website

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Voice – Winter 2002

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Voice – Fall 2002

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