Karns branch library lays claim to being the only library garden in the system.
That’s because 14 years ago, Frank Schingle organized friends from the District 6 Democratic Party to plant and maintain it. This is the group that picks up trash twice a year along Beaver Ridge Byington Road.
While individuals work year round, the whole group met recently to pull weeds and trim and thin the many plantings.
The flowers have been donated by members from their gardens over the years. There are large numbers of daffodils, Lenten roses, Shasta daisies and many colors of iris including white, lilac, deep purple. Also look for narcissus, varieties of lilies, lambs’ ear, liriope for borders, blanket flower, chrysanthemum, coneflower, celandine poppy, Hosta, sorrel, Dutch iris, nandina and a young red buckeye tree.
This year they also trimmed and weeded other areas near the garden so that the entire area will be attractive, according to member Janice Spoone.