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Johnny jump ups an more added to medical center garden

Eight members of the Advance Garden Club met at the Healing Garden at Clemmons Novant Health on the morning of Oct. 28 to remove summer plantings and replace them with violas.

Members Barbara Martin, Katherine Creasy, Jacquelyn Bargoil, Patti Brennan, Jean Hyack, Susan Hayworth and Angela Hodges came prepared with planting tools, gloves, water, and masks to work in the garden for the Fall planting.

Tim Dionne delivered 10 trays of violas in mixed colors and two bags of potting soil purchased by the club. Violas commonly called “Johnny Jump Ups” were chosen since they are cold-hardy plants that will continue blooming during those cold winter days.

The garden committee will meet again in the new year to discuss additional containers and flower beds at the garden for this Spring. Club members have signed up for maintaining and watering the garden during the fall and winter months for the club’s project of maintaining and planting in the garden outside the Infusion Center.