2011 Insane Gardener Summer Series
I posted a different profile picture as a reminder that you should not, under any circumstances, volunteer your garden for a public tour three years in a row. The cumulative effort was exhausting. The garden looks great but at some point on Saturday afternoon I lost my color. I know the flowers swiped it.
Fortunately, the heat didn’t stop people from attending The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks “Old Kimberling City Bridge Garden Tour.” (Technically, there isn’t a garden by the old Kimberling City Bridge. There’s flora but you need scuba gear to see it because it’s buried with the old bridge under Table Rock Lake.)
The annual garden tour is one of our major fund raisers. The money goes towards college scholarships for horticultural students at College of the Ozarks. It's quite fitting, isn’t it? Even more fitting is my dream—one day the scholarship recipients will become Master Gardeners of the Ozarks. They'll volunteer their gardens for the annual tour so I can stroll through them without a care in the world, admiring the roses and tomatoes, knowing we gave the scholarships to the right students.
Causes Jules Jacob Supports
CASA of Southwest Missouri, Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, University of Missouri Master Gardeners, Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates Association...