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Alzheimer’s Association in Greensboro’s City Park

04 Jun

Greensboro’s downtown City Park was the location for the Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Association. The turn out was fabulous.

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The weather was perfect and people were sporting their purple t-shirts for the 1 mile Memory Walk.

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The mist from the water feature was also popular for cooling off.

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Snacks and refreshments were provided too.

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We were invited by a volunteer for the Alzheimer event, Marty McFarling of Ameriprise Financial, who is now our financial planner.

I couldn’t help noticing the beautiful plant material within City Park. A Bald Cypress specimen caught my eye.

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These trees grow perfectly pyramidal and are deciduous. the fine textured foliage adds grace to any landscape.

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Several drought tolerate plants  throughout City Park provided color. Yarrow is a perennial and a great cutting flower for centerpieces.

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Black-eyed susan is another drought tolerate perennial and also deer resistant.

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A lovely surprise is this underused groundcover, creeping raspberry.

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This full sun groundcover even turns red in the fall.

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Blue Fescue (to the left) is a very small grass perfect for the petite, full sun landscapes.

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Ferns are perennials which are either evergreen or deciduous. The Autumn Fern is evergreen and new growth has a copper color.

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Autumn Ferns are perfect for woodland shade gardens and provide unique texture.

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If you know of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, think about donating or participating in events raising money to find a cure.

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Happy Planting!  www.dianadigsdirt.com

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation

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2 responses to “Alzheimer’s Association in Greensboro’s City Park

  1. Marty

    June 4, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the link and plug. Great info on the various plants in the park.

    Thanks,
    Marty

     
  2. Tobias Wolf

    January 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Diana –

    Thank you for your article and for your mention of the plantings at Center City Park! The park was designed by Halvorson Design of Boston, and I was the landscape architect responsible for the planting design. Because of the distance between here and there, I haven’t had the opportunity to see how the park and the plants are doing. Your photos, though they’re from a while back, are extremely reassuring!

    I’d like to mention this post on my professional web site and my semi-dormant blog, which is at http://takingplace.net/.

    Thank you again for your including the plantings in your post!

    All the best – Toby Wolf

     

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