Bountiful gardens in Ogdensburg
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 6:26 am

The array of colors that encompass the outside of the United Helpers Adult Home is the work of two friends and United Helpers Adult Home residents, Bea Hartmann and Irene Smith, above, from left. The pair has been diligently tending to the five gardens located around the home. The beds are a mixture of ornamental plants, herbs, and vegetable crops including corn, peppers, lettuce, radish, squash, rhubarb, carrots, tomatoes, onions, pole beans, snap peas, lemon basil, lavender, rosemary, sage, basil, dill, chives, fennel, gold leaf thyme, oregano, pansies, roses, and marigolds. The duo single-handily purchased and planted all the vegetables, herbs, and flowers located in the gardens, which is readily being enjoyed by residents, friends, family members, staff, and visitors alike.