Miss worshiping in the church? We will begin Wednesday morning Holy Eucharist Rite 2 services on Wed. September 16 at 10:00AM in the church. Here’s an opportunity to worship with a small group on Wednesday’s morning instead of with a crowd on Sunday mornings. All COVID protocols are in place.
- In your driveway, socially distant of course. Fr. John will bring a chair, and together you can briefly pray and talk and share the Body of Christ.
- In the Parish House or Church driveway. You can socially distance with him in the Parish House, on the Parish House porch, or remain in your car. You arrange the time and he’ll meet you just as above.
- For the brave of heart, Fr. John can meet you on your deck or porch, practice social distance, and you can enjoy some brief time together, pray and talk, and share the Body of Christ.
- They are a harbinger of spring—and symbolize youthfulness and cheerfulness.
- They bloom for three to six weeks in late February and early March—and would bloom each year on the anniversary of Diane’s passing (Feb. 24, 2020).
- The purple blossoms, the color of our Lenten season, are a late winter reminder that spring is on the way, as well as the Garden Market!
- Thrives in well-drained soil, and can tolerate both sun and shade
- Squirrel and deer resistant
- Flourishes in our hardiness zone, and on untreated lawns
- One of the first pollen sources available to bees and native pollinators in early to mid-spring. (A real plus for our environment and bee survival. Diane fully supported bee survival efforts.)
- Easy to plant in the fall (3 to 4” deep hole in the soil)
- After blooming in late February and early March, leaves—resembling short tufts of grass—are easy to mow just weeks later.
- Leaves will not damage historic gravestones or lawn equipment
- No invasive root systems, since it is a bulb plant
- Plants can blossom for up to 30 years–and in some cases up to 50 years.
- They reseed and get thicker each year.
Please note: This project involved collaboration and research from the following: The 2020 Garden Market Committee—Karen Schaeffer and Dawn Rodenbaugh (Co-Chairs); The Garden Committee—Sande Taylor (Chair) and members Linda Gibeck, Vickie Schultheiss and Barb Balog; The Environmental Committee—Linda Hunt (Chair); and Bruce England (Senior Warden).