|The Pergola at the Falling Spring Nursing Home Garden|
The Falling Spring Nursing Home Garden is located next door to the Extension Office, behind the Nursing Home building itself. The garden was first designed and installed in 1996. It underwent a major redesign and renovation in 2004, and won the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Best Public Garden award in 2006. This garden provides a lovely, restful spot for residents and visitors to the Falling Spring Nursing home. Master Gardeners and managers of the nursing home work with Occupational Services, Inc. to maintain the garden.
|A walkway circles around the planted area|
|MG Donna Berard ties up tomato plants|
using torn sheets as supports
Franklin County Master Gardeners researched historic kitchen gardens from that time period, and worked with Dr. Doris Goldman of the Renfrew German 4 Square Garden in Waynesboro to establish a demonstration kitchen garden using plants and materials authentic to the period.
Each year, Master Gardeners start seeds of historic varieties for planting in the garden.
More information here and here.
|Cabbages, Pole Beans, and 2nd year Parsnips|
Some of the more unusual plants we're growing this year that were more popular in the 1860's include salsify and cardoon.