Let’s Bring Some Fall Color to The Triangle Island Park

DSC_0151Please join us at the Virginia-Highland triangle island park (in front of Taco Mac) on Saturday morning, October 11 to help with light weeding and fall planting. We will start at 10 AM, but feel free to come by any time before noon. We will have some tools on hand, but please bring gloves and spades if you have them. Bottled water will be provided.

Questions or comments? Contact Nonie Daniel at info@noniesgarden.com.


John Howell Park and Triangle Island Showcase Summer Color, New Plants

IMG_6321Has anyone else noticed the summer color exploding at the triangle island, and the wonderful new plants that have been installed at John Howell Park?

IMG_6344Thanks to the efforts of Nonie Daniels (landscape design and installation), Anthony DeVingo (weekly maintenance) and resident volunteers, the triangle island in front of Taco Mac and Murphy’s is looking great with lots of summer color coming out. Click here to read about the recent volunteer planting event that paved the way for what we’re enjoying now and will for weeks to come.

IMG_6341And special thanks to Walter Bland and crew for working hard to install many new plants at John Howell Park in the days leading up to Summerfest. There’s plenty of summer color to see around the JHP sign at Virginia and Barnett and new clusters of plants throughout the park.

Special thanks also to Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation employee Charles Hutchinson who spearheaded a comprehensive department effort to address the overhead lighting challenges that have plagued John Howell Park for so long. Thanks to Hutchinson and his crew, you should find it safer now to take a walk through the park during evening or nighttime hours.

Click here for an album of photos showing the new plantings at both locations.

Looking good, VaHi!!


Volunteers Spruce Up VaHi Triangle Island


Our awesome volunteers.

A group of volunteers met Saturday morning to clean out the triangle island, plant some new greenery, put down fertilizer and pre-emergent weed control and spread pine straw throughout the area. Thanks to the volunteers who showed up and to Nonie Daniels for spearheading the effort!

If you’re in the area of the triangle island, please do all you can to keep folks out of the planted area (including the kids who congregate there after school on Fridays). We want this area looking as good as possible for Summerfest next month – let’s work together to make that happen!

Click here to view an album of photos from the cleanup.






Work Day Scheduled for VaHi Triangle Island

DSC05442It’s time to bring some fall color to Virginia-Highland’s main intersection. Please join me and other interested volunteers at 1 PM on Sunday, October 27 at the triangle park space in front of Taco Mac.

Bring trowels, gloves and a bottle of water, if you have them. If not, we will provide them. We will do some light maintenance and plant some beds of pansies and kale. Stay for as long as you want. Come help us make your community center a beautiful place to spend time.

Questions or suggestions? Contact us at parks@vahi.org.

– Lauren Wilkes Fralick, VHCA Parks Committee


VaHi Triangle Island Gets Some Much-Needed TLC

A small group of volunteers spent a few hours of their Mother’s Day showing a little pre-Summerfest love to Virginia-Highland’s iconic landmark at the corner of Virginia and N. Highland Avenues.

Organized by Nonie Daniels, the group removed winter annuals, amended soil, planted new annuals, put down pine straw and generally cleaned up around the island.

Scroll down for before/after pictures and some shots of the group in action.