Shady Oaks Garden Club joins in garden therapy project _lowres

Photo provided by Shady Oaks Garden Club­—From left are Paul Walker, Michael Rankin, Monica Bell, Karen O’Malley, Troy Laurent, Joseph Federer, Jeffrey Thornton, Sandy Huston, Paul White, Joan Rasch and Stephanie Abadie. They are wearing “Plant it Pink” Mardi Gras beads.

Member of the Shady Oaks Garden Club visited Magnolia Community Services on Oct. 14 to participate in a garden therapy project. Adults at Magnolia Community Services, which serves people with developmental disabilities, showed off raised beds brimming with herbs, vegetables and colorful flowers.

One flower bed was planted with pink petunias and dusty millers, following the garden club’s “Plant it Pink” breast cancer awareness theme.

After planting annuals, garden club members helped harvest beans.