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Groundwater District Office Gets Garden Makeover
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 8, 2013

The lawn in front of the Blanco-Pedernales Conservation District office at 601 W. Main in Johnson City is being transformed by a group of Blanco County Master Gardeners from a patch of weeds into a garden full of native plants and walkways, with a gazebo for resting in the shade. The garden will be a demonstration of Hill Country friendly, low water use natives that do well in our area and are attractive to birds and butterflies. All plants will be labeled so visitors can identify plants and try them in their own yards and gardens.

The project is being funded by the BPGCD, and general manager Ron Fieseler and groundwater technician Paul Babb are managing the rainwater catchment installations, which include a 3000-gallon storage tank for irrigating the new garden. Master gardener Ron Bourland will design and install the drip irrigation system. David Hamm built the gazebo, and he and his fellow master gardeners, Georgia Carroll-Warren, Carol DiQuilio, Carol Rankin, Susan Hamm, and Karen Casey, have been working for the last year to make this project happen.

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