Red, White, and Blue posts for the Fourth of July have been a tradition at Rock-Oak-Deer--if three years can be considered a tradition. A year ago this week I published my favorite posts about the gardens at The Warrior Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio and I've been volunteering each week since then to help maintain the gardens.
The Red, White, and Blue garden has reached its peak bloom just in time for Fourth of July celebrations.
That's Dynamite Red Crape Myrtle--the perfect place for it.
This patriotic garden near the entrance which leads from the gardens to the building has been dedicated to Lynda Fisher, a volunteer who passed away shortly before I joined the group. I never met Linda but I have enjoyed working with her husband Alton who volunteers in the gardens as well.
It's a little hard to see the Blue Plumbago at the base but it's in there.
Helping to keep these gardens in shape is a special experience and I'm often amazed when one of our heroes stops to thank us. No, thank YOU, from the bottom of my heart.
Happy Fourth of July!