Astro Park Brightened by Flowers from Garden Club

For Ralph Bousquet the Cobb Astro Park at Barnstable High School is a very special place, as it is for many others. He watched the garden bed there developing during his time spent at the school, so he decided that he would build an additional garden bed as part of an Eagle Scout Project.

Astro Park Brightened by Flowers from Garden ClubHe transformed a simple mound of dirt into a lovely flowerbed framed by masonry rock.

Nearing the end of the project Bousquet was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. He found solace in his park from the cancer treatments and chemotherapy.

The illness took a huge toll on Bousquet physically; he started to find that he was struggling to maintain the garden and frustrated with the dirt that was showing through between the flowers.

That’s when the Garden Club of Hyannis came in to help. Club member Irene Lupo decided to rally her fellow gardeners to help with the planting project. She said, “Ralph’s story really touched me.”

Lupo was especially overwhelmed by the response of her club members, “They just stepped right up, they were unanimous in deciding to help out.”

Over the span of one day plants were relocated in the garden and day lilies were added, as well as, begonias, sedum, golden euonymus, cotoneaster and astilbe, mulch was also added to make the soil rich.

Their work saw such a success that they will be doing additional gardening around the school. Bousquet was also extremely touched by the help and amazed by their work.

[Via: The Barnstable Patriot]

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