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The Crooked Garden
Contributors of TIME and Talent:
The Crooked Garden Crew
The Crooked Garden Crew 2017-2018
Our Garden Crew are frequently in
the Crooked Garden planting new plants,
pulling weeds, and clipping off the
heads of old blooms (dead heads), so that they will be able to produce new
blooms more readily
(and look more beautiful in the process).
When you see our volunteers in
the garden, be sure to thank them for their hard work and dedication.
CROOKED GARDEN CARPENTERS
A very SPECIAL thank you goes to Mr. Jim Johnson,
our wonderful Butterfly Garden Carpenter.
Jim is retired from the Illinois Telephone Company after 29 years of dedicated
service. His hobbies are golf, woodworking, and working in the garden.
Jim personally financed and built our wonderful information kiosk to provide the much needed garden message
center. With money donated from his friends and neighbors who wanted to be a part of our beautiful
project, he designed and built the little faux
garden bridge, the majestic arbor for one of the Passion Vines,
beautiful three section Pergola at the back of the garden, complete with swings
and convertible bench/tables.
Entrance Arbor Carpenters
In first photo: (L-R) Nate Jensen Steve Pinsky, Larry Hatch, Jim Bohn, Jim Price
The "expert woodworking team" of Pelican Preserve residents building the Crooked
Garden Entrance arbor in Jan. 2008
Garden Pavers Crew
Gordon Armstrong, Nate Jensen, Jim
Price, and Carol Armstrong
worked in the 7:00PM to 8:30PM Florida Summer evening heat (only slightly more
bearable than the daytime heat)
hauling dirt, sand, and brick pavers in order to give our garden entrance even more
Crooked Garden Curator
James (Jim) Price
Price is the Butterfly Garden Curator. If you are unsure of the
responsibilities of a "Garden Curator", then simply stated, he is the guy who gets
everyone to do the work that "makes things happen and have it all come together",
and then gets to listen to all the wonderful compliments for doing such a
beautiful job on the garden.
James (Jim to his friends) retired from a 28 year sales and marketing career with
the pharmaceutical products division of the international health care company,
He has been in training, and teaching the art of USA Goju Karate for over 30
years, and is a Black Belt with a Masters Degree in that art. "Sensei Jim" teaches Karate/Self Defense classes at Pelican Preserve.
He loves Golfing, Tennis, nature photography, and building and maintaining his
karate and butterfly garden websites.
His latest passion is helping to make the Crooked Garden one of the most
spectacular butterfly gardens in Florida.
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