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Master Gardeners Partner with SCCTC Welding Class to Complete Gazebo Project on the Green in Montrose

Posted: May 25, 2017

The Penn State Master Gardeners have completed the educational landscape revitalization of the Gazebo on the Green in Montrose!
Back: Commissioner Mary Ann Warren, SCCTC instructor Heather Charles, Commissioners Betsy Arnold and Alan Hall. Front: SCCTC Executive Director Dr. Alice Davis, welding students: Derik Gorton and Owen Vosburg.

Back: Commissioner Mary Ann Warren, SCCTC instructor Heather Charles, Commissioners Betsy Arnold and Alan Hall. Front: SCCTC Executive Director Dr. Alice Davis, welding students: Derik Gorton and Owen Vosburg.

The final phase was the erection of 4 metal pillars custom made by members of the Welding program at Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center at Elk Lake under the direction of Heather Charles. The pillars were planted with climbing-trellis type varieties. The top portion of the pillars are designed after the bell tower in the gazebo.

Plantings include Astilbles of various heights and colors, Variegated Honeysuckle bushes, Ligularia Bottle Rockets, foam flowers, Cone Flowers, Ferns as well as shade-loving perennials, bulbs and annuals.

Betsy Arnold on behalf of the Susquehanna County Commissioners reached out to the Master Gardeners to ask if they could help beautify the plantings to enhance the area for the community. The Master Gardeners took the opportunity to make this an educational demonstration garden for the public.

This will be a multi-year process and will be evaluated each year as to the garden’s needs.

The Master Gardeners are proud to take leadership on this great project that benefits community at large! The Penn State Master Gardeners also design and maintain the educational Low Maintenance Garden located on the Green in Montrose.