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Southside Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger © 7/10/19 Click to enlarge

THOMAS HAMPSON  WITH THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.  From Cole Porter Night and Day.

 

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Paul Goldfinger © Ocean Grove June 20, 2019.  Click to enlarge

 

PINK MARTINI:

 

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New perennial plantings  at Pilgrim Pathway and Pitman

New perennial plantings at Pilgrim Pathway and Pitman


Beautification Project at work in Auditorium Park. © can Bredin photo.  May, 2015.

Beautification Project at work in Auditorium Park. © can Bredin photo. May, 2015.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor at Blogfinger.

The Ocean Grove Beautification Project is an independent group of volunteers who tend to many of the beautiful public gardens around town. The first link below tells you a great deal about this team of workers.

Recently they completed the design and planting of new gardens around the periphery of the Camp Meeting Association offices at Pitman Ave and Pilgrim Pathway.  The garden is 80% perennials, shrubs and trees, but flowers will “pop” every year at the office entrance.   The design was created by Mindy Arcoleo of Ocean Wholesale Nurseries  in Jackson, NJ.  who worked with Conny Ogden, co-chair of the OGBP.  This and other works by the group are financed by citizen contributions as well as money from the Women’s Auxiliary of the Great Auditorium—–also a private OG organization.

A closeup collection on the corner. It is a curious cluster of different perennials. Blogfinger photo.

A closeup collection on the corner. It is a curious cluster of different perennials. Blogfinger photo.

The new garden is fairly complex, with multiple species arranged in a dramatic way.  One of the focal points is a weeping dwarf red bud tree. (It’s weeping because it’s not taller).  This fine garden is special and is worth seeing next time you are strolling around town.  Connie says that the new gardens have a “Wow factor.”

Maybe next time the Project will plan to plant a peck of pickled peppers.

2012 BF article about the Beautification Project

https://blogfinger.net/2013/04/13/volunteers-descend-on-the-ocean-front-mutliple-organizations-take-part/

So do you think it’s boring doing gardening?  No way say the kids from the Beautification Project.  After mucking in the dirt, it’s time to party. Here is their favorite after work song. It’s by The Hot Sardines:

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