We visited our Fr. Stephen Saffron’s garden in May and again in September and are happy to report that he enjoyed a banner year. Little plantings grew big and healthy, yielding a bumper crop of tomatoes, cukes, eggplant, string beans, leeks, various types of peppers, zucchini, arugula, basil, dill, lavender, rosemary, sage, chocolate mint, and beautiful purple basil. Fr. Stephen also planted marigolds and hung a citronella basket in the center of the garden patch to help keep the pesky garden insects at bay. Our resident farmer passed along another gardening tip of hanging a child’s sock filled with mothballs near your dill plants to repel the caterpillars that destroy dill plants. In addition to veggies and herbs, Father planted rose bushes, dahlias, petunias and of course, the rescued Easter azaleas. Sadly, one of the rose bushes was lost, but the remaining plants and bushes are thriving. Good job F (arme) r. Stephen!
All the Best,
The St. Anselm Publicity Committee