Sunday, May 17, 2015

it's not just about ice cream

This morning's walk took us to this beautiful bee garden located on the far western edge of campus.  Endowed by Häagen-Dazs, it is a gorgeous spot filled with all manner of plants ~ flowers, shrubs, trees, ground cover, fruits, vegetables ~ that attract and support bee life.  The whole place is alive with the movement and sounds of busy bees.

These colorful sculptures were created by a local artist, Donna Billick, who has done many other sculpture projects on our campus and throughout town.

Right now the garden looks very healthy and fresh.  We will go back often to see how it fares in the valley heat with limited water.  But it all looks well mulched with minimal drip irrigation and strategic planting.  A beautiful place for a Sunday morning stroll.

Good job, Häagen-Dazs.  I'll buy more of your ice cream as a way to say "Thank you!"


Liz said...

What a great PR gesture for Hagen Daz! Lovely place. And, the stroll feeds the soul, not the hips! (Luv Hagen Daz, though!)

Liz said...

OOPS! Misspelled ice cream maker :-(

Meant Haagen-Dazs...

mary ann said...

I like this!