Odessa Memorial Garden

ODESSA MEMORIAL GARDEN HISTORY

September 28, 2006

Planning for the Memorial Park and Garden was an ongoing process for some time before the Master Gardeners Organization became involved.  We were also to decide where the plants would be placed in the various beds that make up the garden. The committee that was formed was made up of members who were interested in native plants and plants that were adaptable to West Texas. This group was also knowledgeable about the plants appearance and growth characteristics. The members of this committee were; Debbie Frost, Bess Barlau, Suellis Bryant, Barbara Craig, Nancy Donovan, Joyce Houser, Johnnie Luttrell, Rosemary Tittle and Roger Corzine, chair.  They were also to decide where the plants would be placed in the various beds that make up the garden. The committee that was formed was made up of members who were interested in native plants and plants that were adaptable to West Texas. This group was also knowledgeable about the plants appearance and growth characteristics. The members of this committee were; Debbie Frost, Bess Barlau, Suellis Bryant, Barbara Craig, Nancy Donovan, Joyce Houser, Johnnie Luttrell, Rosemary Tittle and Roger Corzine, chair.  Since that time, we have done some replanting and also placed identification stakes on the plants so anyone visiting the garden could identify a plant they particularly admired. This would enable visitors to obtain a comparable plant for their own garden if they so desired. As plants have died over time, the garden has evolved with new plants being added, so the garden has not been kept in its original state. Also as time has passed, plants have grown and seedlings have come up and been used to replace ones that have died. The garden is still maintained by Master Gardeners in conjunction with the Odessa Parks Department personnel who supply most of the heavy labor at the garden.

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9/11

Odessa citizens honoring the 9/11 victims.

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Salvia Greggi Pink

This Salvia is a very drought resistant plant. Mature size is 24" X 24"

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Knock Out Rose

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Yellow Coreopsis

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Esperanza

Yellow Bells is a showy addition to any garden

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Yellow Bells Bloom

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