Have you noticed the new signage viewable from north Will Rogers Blvd. or as you approach the Highway 20 curve going west? It was commissioned by the Master Gardeners Association of Rogers County.
Thanks to Gerry Mooney, artist, and Susan Raasch, Master Gardener intern, the Teaching Gardens may have become less of a secret to locals rounding that curve.
Susan began noticing the need for additional signage at the gardens while she volunteered as a greeter this past summer. She recruited her friend Gerry to sketch some ideas.
With the input and approval of MG Teaching Garden Steering Committee members Janice Hensley, Tom Maier, Carolyn Peterson, Connie Shilling, and coordinator John Haase, Gerry designed the new signage concept. He painted it using the same color palette as the under-construction Butterfly design on an adjoining wall. Gerry was able to complete the project between really hot summer and rainy, cold fall seasons...in two short weeks.
Even though the seasonal beauty of the Teaching Gardens is over until next spring, the Master Gardeners hope Claremore and Rogers County residents and visitors will stop for a walk through the Gardens during the 2020 growing season to appreciate this new jewel in our Claremore experience.
Let this new signage be your reminder to plan a visit to enjoy the butterfly waystation, garden experience, and other projects under development.