Sunday 26 September 2021

Japanese Garden Update - September 2021

On a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon it was a pleasure to spend some time in the Japanese Garden at Frankston High School. The very first cherry blossoms have recently flowered with the full bloom expected in the coming weeks.

It was a pleasant surprise to find the garden in a reasonably tidy condition with mostly dead camellia flowers and the usual gum leaves from the surrounding trees within the school grounds requiring removal.

Many of the azalea bushes have sprouted new growth as well as their brightly coloured flowers which will need removing in the coming weeks once they die off.

The mondo grass we planted earlier this year continues to thrive and hopefully will create a greater coverage in the barer areas of the garden.

Our Hanami Party is scheduled for Sunday 17th October however, the current lockdown and restrictions would suggest that this will not be possible and another of our planned events will need to be cancelled!

We will schedule another mini working bee to undertake these tasks once restrictions are eased and groups can meet in the garden once again.

The garden walls were repainted a number of years ago in a lighter colour, and some areas will require some attention in the near future.