On Saturday, March 9 from 10am to noon, we will work in the rain gardens and courtyard and assist Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake to kill English ivy growing on our trees in the woods. It's invasive! They will bring some volunteers to help with the ivy elimination. We need your help to beautify our extensive gardens for spring.
Betty and John Knupp
About Our Garden Club
The St. Martin’s Garden Club enjoys working to beautify the property around the church where we have created many lovely garden areas. We worked with Spa Creek Conservancy to install 18 rain gardens and infiltration areas on our grounds to capture polluted storm run-off. This environmentally significant project began in 2010 and was completed in two years. We continue to maintain the rain gardens so that they remain functional and beautiful.
Two garden benches have been added, and the committee works closely with the Peace Garden on continued landscaping.
If you like to dig in the dirt, weed, plant perennials and other shrubs, come and join us! We have at least three work days a year, including right before Easter, in June and in October. We also get together to work on gardening projects at various times throughout the year. We invite you to have fun with us while we enjoy enhancing God’s creation in our courtyard and around our church’s 10-acre property.
St. Martin's Pollinator Garden
When you are at church, or anytime in the area, stop by and see our attractive Pollinator Garden located across from the courtyard entrance. In September 2020, fourteen volunteers planted 65 native perennials to create a thriving habitat for bees, butterflies, songbirds and other pollinators. A variety of perennials were included that grow to different heights and bloom at different times in the spring, summer and fall. These plants included goldenrod, milkweed, coneflowers, asters, hyssop, salvia, and varieties of coreopsis. We thank St. Martin’s Caring for Creation Green Team and Unity Gardens for their grant making this pollinator garden possible. A sign at the site highlights the benefits of pollinator plants. We hope you will be inspired to include pollinator plants in your garden to help our crucial pollinators and our environment.