Salem Garden Club volunteers assess which plants need trimming and which are weeds.

The garden club’s annual work day started out with one group tackling the overgrown lavender lining one side of the brick paver walk, while other members weeded, cut back, divided herbs and bagged leaves and plants.

Another group tied up the fading foliage of 300 daffodils, shoveled and spread mulch and trimmed artemesia and other herbs along the fence. They were careful not to disturb a tiny wren’s nest with three speckled eggs hidden inside one of the plants.

Salem Garden Club President Connie Stone described why the members hold the work day: “The women of the Salem Garden Club continued their successful 92-year-tradition of sharing their interest and talents in civic garden projects. The entry gardens of the Salem Museum are one of the most visible examples of our work and one we enjoy every year.”

Elizabeth G. Bailie, the volunteer who heads the museum’s Landscape Committee, expressed her thanks.

“The Landscape Committee of the Salem Museum is very grateful for the assistance, hard work, donated funding and supplies that were received from the Salem Garden Club.  The Annual Work Day…

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