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Helping Wayne bloom

The Blue Star Memorial Garden is in front of Harry J Will Funeral Home between the two Michigan Avenues. Photo by Joe Suda

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Garden Club maintains four garden sites around downtown Wayne: the Blue Star Memorial Garden on Michigan Avenue, the Clock Garden at E. Michigan Ave and Wayne Rd, the Hosta Garden along the Riverwalk in Goudy Park and the enclosed garden at the Wayne Public Library.
Although garden club members were not able to attend scheduled monthly meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were able to help spruce up the various gardens for summer enjoyment. According to Wayne Garden Club Vice President Joe Suda, who himself is a Master Gardener, interested members will usually spend a Saturday morning or two weeding, trimming and putting down wood mulch.
The club has also collaborated with Wayne Main Street to plant and maintain the four planters in Derby’s Alley. Members Joe Suda and Lynn Higgs generously donated their time recently toward the project.
When not ordered to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayne Garden Club usually meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, March-November at 12:30, at the Wayne Public Library, unless a field trip has been planned.
If you would like more information about the Wayne Garden Club, please contact Joe Suda at smokingjo@att.net or Club President Mary Baryo at baryo@att.net.

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