The butterfly garden dedicated to Karen Cronin was established by her husband, Mike. Volunteers pitch in. Denise Lane, who is also a librarian, tends the library gardens with help from her mother, Leslie Zaronsky.
“She comes to the library to keep busy and helps us out, cutting out crafts and now she’s gotten involved with the gardens. She likes to get outside and weed.”
The library gets help from the county with larger garden chores.
“Of course, we have help from the county buildings and grounds guys. They’ve been a huge help with mowing and edging and cutting back our old Echinacea,” Lane said. “And I dragged my husband out to help. It’s one of those family things,” she said.
Support for the gardens comes from funds raised during the Garden Day and Tractor Show coming up on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the courtyard under oaks and surrounded by well-cared-for gardens.