Wednesday, May 2, 2012

UC Garden Club @ Clifton Community Garden

I am the president of the University of Cincinnati Garden Club and I am truly thrilled to say now we have a place to call home and an asset that will be the pride of our club for years to come!  Just north of campus there is a small but exciting "neighborhood garden" called the Clifton Community Garden which is an affiliate of Cincinnati's esteemed Civic Garden Center.  After months of waiting and weeks of planning, the plants are finally in the ground!  Sunny, mid-80 degree weather and slightly moist, workable soil made it an enjoyable task for everyone involved.  Check out some of the pictures below--enjoy!

Pre-planting, post-weeding

Planting the edible bed

Planting the edible bed

Finished!  Tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, rosemary, cilantro, chives, and basil

Blue salvia, yellowleaf spirea, yellow French marigolds, and "The Original" red Knock Out rose

Ornamental bed along Dixmyth Avenue, Clifton, Cincinnati

View from behind


The pepper section

The tomato corner


  1. That is wonderful that you found a new home. Your raised bed plantings sound wonderful. I love that Yellow Leaved Spirea. Your plantings in that bed look so nice. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Thanks for the friendly comments! Yellow spirea is a finicky animal: in certain settings it is somewhat harsh, but in other settings, it is quite attractive. At this busy urban corner, I think it looks great!

    I am sure I will have plenty more pictures of our new garden over the season :)