Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bloom du jour

The hot pink flowers located at bottom right in this photo are Bletilla striata. It's an uncommon but locally hardy plant sometimes called Chinese Ground Orchid. Its most notable feature is the elegant little orchid flowers that bloom from May into June. This woodland edge plant (part sun/part shade) also has elegant wide foliage blades which are attractive through the growing season and take on a golden color in the fall.  Here, we have paired this plant with the large umbrella-like leaves of local native May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum).

Monday, May 22, 2017


A book reading on Kids Literacy Day drew a healthy crowd along with celebrity guests, Frog and Toad to our very own neighborhood park!

A comfortably cool May 20th saw a day of fun with a parade from co-sponsor Big Blue Marble Bookstore to Ned Wolf Park.  After a reading and some tasty snacks, there were more readings by a group of children's book authors back at the store.

Thanks also to Mt. Airy USA which is actively trying to raise awareness of our community's Little Free Libraries and sposor book drives to support them.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Book Drive and Readings

Celebrating the Little Free Library in Ned Wolf Park, bring your children to this 11th Annual Kids' Literacy Festival event.   The event kicks off at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore starting at 10 am.  At 11 am, join a parade with storybook characters Frog & Toad over to Ned Wolf Park.  If you have books, especially children's books, to donate to keep our Little Free Library stocked, please bring them.  For more information, visit

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pots, Plants 4 Sale

We are excited to offer at the upcoming May 6th Plant Sale a collection of outdoor pots donated by Campania International, inc.

These pots will be offered for sale at super bargain prices along with hundreds of perennial plants for sun and shade, shrubs, garden tools, tomato seedlings, etc.  And all proceeds go to maintain and improve this public park.

The sale will be held on Saturday, May 6th
from 10 am to 1 pm. 
Fair warning: On the morning of the sale, we close the park to set up and allow no browsing until 10 am sharp.  By then, we usually have crowds waiting for the rarest plants or best bargains.

Come join us for a fun sale!

Heavy rain date is Sunday, May 7th, same hours