In August 2020, Cumming Garden Club organized a Garden Planning Committee to assist Northside Hospital-Forsyth with the hospital’s
labyrinth garden beautification project. Bryan Lake, Chaplain of Northside Hospital-Forsyth, oversees the garden project.
Available to hospital employees, patients, family and friends of patients, the garden has a striking interior sundial and beautiful fieldstone walkways.
CGC was asked to provide a plan, timeline, scope of work and budget for planting the spaces between the flagstone.
The goal was to update the garden’s curb appeal and overall beauty by replacing plants in poor condition and amending the poor soil.
The plan (approved by Chaplain Lake) includes perennials such as Bee Balm, Coneflower, Coreopsis, Agapanthus, Pineapple Lilies and Daylilies.
Annuals such as pansies and ornamental cabbage are sprinkled about as seasonal fill-ins.
CGC committee members and volunteers will continue to weekly oversee the garden throughout the year.
Necessary maintenance and improvements will be made on an “as needed” basis.
On October 13-14, committee members amended the soil with organic matter, potting soil and soil conditioner.
Then plants were strategically placed around the interior sun dial and walking areas.
(Left Photo) Selma Paul and Barbara Henry start planting
(Right Photo) Completed planting
Since deer had greatly enjoyed the pansies and cabbages, this intrepid four replanted annuals on a chilly February day.
Deer netting was installed over plants to deter further munching.
Selma Paul and her husband Steve provided the hoops to hold netting.
Some new plants added were Marigolds, Gerber Daisies, and Lamb's Ear.