A Garden of Divine ‘Weeds’

  • [photo by Susan Amon]

    [photo by Susan Amon]

Reported by Susan Amon, PMC

Have you ever wondered about the Native Plant Garden next to Lampkin Park, west of Pine Mountain Village? Over the years the plant identification signs have all disappeared, the fencing is broken in various places and the garden has become overgrown.

Mary Ann and James “Jim” Lockhart, residents of Pine Mountain Club for 17 years, cared for the garden for many years and maintained it with…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Intrepid hikers and passionate educators, Mary Ann and Jim Lockhart loved to tell people about the hardy native plants that need little water, attract pollinators like butterflies and produce intriguing blossoms.

Volunteers meet on Sundays to help restore the Native Plant Garden. Can you spot the monarch butterfly? Call 661.242.3788, x201 to volunteer.

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