This week's post is brought to you by the letter 'Z' for ZINNIA. In addition to the zinnias found vibrantly blooming in planters outside the front door of the library, there are several individual zinnia plants now visible throughout the Prairie Patch. Look for them intermingled with beds including the carrots, herbs and in Bea's Garden.
Also, there are still spots available for our outdoor Kids + Teens programs scheduled in the Prairie Patch, including a Mud Kitchen, STEM in the Prairie Patch, Mid-Kid yoga and a Mid-Kid Field Day. Click here for schedules and registration information.
Meet the Garden Team: The Prairie Patch is maintained by a handful of IPPL staff and community volunteers. Each week, we will share information about a different team member. This week, meet Mary!
Name: Mary Laffey
Role: Gardening Volunteer
Where are you from? Downers Grove
How long have you been a patron? Since I was twelve years old!
What do you like about gardening? I love the idea of creating, nourishing, and caring for something that is both beautiful and useful to the community.
What are your favorite gardening books? The Secret Garden and Mandy
What is your favorite thing to grow? I love our little "tea section" of the prairie patch with the mint, lavender, lemon, and chamomile
Do you have a favorite gardening quote or phrase? "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." - Cicero
Weekly Garden Giveaways: We hope to start these soon!