How do gardens change?

Eloise Butler Garden

One way a garden changes is by the work people do to care for the garden, another way is by diseases that plants get and then die away.    Another way is through storms and tornadoes.

On May 22 Eloise Butler Wild Flower Garden was in the path of a tornado that hit North Minneapolis.   The garden is down in a valley or a bowl shape and so did not have a lot of damage.   Our neighborhoods to the north were not so lucky.   As the park begins the tree clean up our thoughts and hearts go out to those who are re building their homes.

For the garden it does mean that it is not open to the public for a few days as they clean up the area around it.  The garden is part of a larger park called Theodore Wirth Parkway and the parkway lost about 300 trees.

Change can be hard but in a garden it might bring about open spaces for new plants. We will need to wait and see what changes are in store for the park and garden this year.

When the garden is ready I will return and share with you what I find.

About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, care for my Grandson and write. Life is good!
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