Friday, August 30, 2013


This very essential tool was found in one of the sheds.

Now I just have to figure out how to make it work.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


One more wonder in this garden.

For more information on bamboo, go here.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Club

Here they are, the group (+2) that will call the club Corona Grows.

Everything is possible.  The group is prioritizing items on the To Do list.

I think this is a prelude of the fun to come.  
I am loving it.

Tools of the day

The ever present mocha frappuccino, and this time, the blower, my new best friend.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Matthew's paver is now home by the greenhouse door.

They really do add a splash of life and happiness to the garden.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The secret garden

This garden is so tucked away between the fields and the building that it feels like a secret garden.

This is the view as you approach it from the Knox parking lot.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


The exterior fence is lined with rose bushes of many varieties.  Regular watering will keep them alive.

But they need more than water and we have started to learn about caring for them. I even got myself a pair of rose pruning garden gloves.

Saturday, August 10, 2013


At the risk of sounding mushy, I will say that the people do make it fun.

Meet Joshua, worker extraordinaire.  He made friends with a shovel and got busy getting the dirt out of the pond.

Julia, the builder.  She squeals at the thought of building something.  She is showing Nelson her planter box.

Kelli, the activist and gardening aficionado, recently moved back to Arizona and came by with Nelson to lend a hand.  Connor blows the leaves and dirt out of one of the ponds.  The boy is there when called to help out.

Courtney the enthusiastic new teacher focused on removing unwanted plant material and cleaning that pond we are on a mission to restore.

One of said ponds.  The picture isn't very clear but this one still has a clump of dirt, roots and rocks that requires muscle strength to remove.

The school year has started. Plans are being made to continue cleaning the garden.  A Botany Club will be created and herbs will be planted.  It doesn't get better than that.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Outdoor Decor

There is a little bit of something for everyone at Corona Grows.  There is a place for art too.
One of our current projects involves mosaic pavers.  



Soon they will add splashes of color to the garden.  If you want to read about this sort of thing look here, and here.

Friday, August 2, 2013


Although the picture below does not show it very well, the area beneath the sink has been paved with bricks from the recycling pile.  I think Mr. F would be glad to know we are making use of his collection of things.

Paved areas are more visually attractive, one of the goals for the garden.  Cleaner too.