|Sage Sisters, Fog Grabbers, and Smells Delicious are but a few of the plant categories to be featured at the dedication of the South Chula Vista Library’s Fragrant Garden. The free event is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, at the library, 389 Orange Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m.
The Fragrant Garden was planted by the California Native Plant Society and the Chula Vista Garden Club, and the 27 varieties of 11 different species fill the garden with fragrance and color. Located in an interior courtyard of the library, the area is newly furnished with patio chairs and tables for public use, donated by the Friends of South Chula Vista Library, for both a relaxing reading room and an educational resource. All of the plants, including Mock Orange, Catalina Perfume, Mountain Pennyroyal and Creeping Sage, are native to Southern California. Colorful educational posters identify each plant and the unique properties that allow it to thrive in this local ecosystem.
“Thanks to the Native Plant Society, the Chula Vista Garden Club, and Friends of South Chula Vista Library, the library now offers a beautiful and peaceful interior space for all to enjoy,” says Betty Waznis, director of the Chula Vista Public Library. “Without the dedication of the city’s wonderful volunteers and community organizations, many civic projects might never come to pass. This open space is now refurbished through the kindness, generosity and hard work of concerned Chula Vistans.”
A performance by Amici di Vivaldi (Friends of Vivaldi) will entertain at the ceremony. This amateur group plays Baroque music, especially that of the great composer Antonio Vivaldi. Members include Anne Curo, cello; vocalist Stacey Williams; Brian Winton on the violin; and keyboard player Betsy Cory.
For further information, please call the library at (619) 585-5755.
Posted: January 10, 2014