artful gardens San Carlos Park Elementary school garden

Rounds on the Ground

Thanks to Mark, the owner of Artful Gardens in Buckingham, for cutting and donating these pine pavers. Judging by the rings, these came from a 40 year old tree.

Like any pavers, you don’t just drop them on the ground. I raked the mulch away, then dug down about an inch in the sand for a solid, level base,¬†and nestled each log slice into place. If this were my garden I would spray them with preservative. But I am sure the students at San Carlos Park Elementary would rather paint them. Pardon the fuzzy photos: it was 95 degrees and the lens steamed up. (

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The benefits of gardening (repost)