OXFORD – The Oxford Garden Club (OGC), the non-profit community beautification group, started working on landscaping the newly expanded Oxford Memorial Library at Fort Hill Park at the end of April. Donna Schindler, Elva Hawken, Jeanne Cline accompanied by spouses John Farran, Ken Hawken, and Lyle Cline weeded, pruned, dug, planted and watered areas outside of the landmark library. The volunteer labor only followed after weeks of careful research, planning and designing. It took more than one planting session, but everything will be groomed and mulched to perfection for the library’s new Community Room Dedication Ceremony on May 31.
All plants were selected by the experienced Club members for their hardiness, attractiveness, and adaptability to the soil and light. Once decisions were agreed upon, a landscaped design was created.