Afternoon Party to Showcase Campus Summer Blooms

June 16, 2005
News Photo 2988Daylilies bloom in the Sadie Jo Black Gardens on the Baylor University campus. (_0000_000)

by Julie Carlson, (254) 710-6681

The weather may be scorching, but Baylor is still awash in color, thanks to the many flower beds around campus. To showcase these plants, Baylor's Facility Services will hold a Cookies and Blossoms party from 1 to 3 p.m. the last Friday of the month. This month's party will take place on June 24 at the magnificent Sadie Jo Black Gardens on Founders Mall. Homemade bar cookies, such as lemon squares and brownies, and lemonade will be served.

"Every month, the Cookies and Blossoms party will be held somewhere on campus that has gorgeous plants and flowers," said Lynn Woodward, coordinator of campus advocacy for facility services. "This will be a good time for faculty, staff and students to mingle with each other, and I will point out the different plants in the gardens. All the flowers used in Baylor's gardens are appropriate for the Waco area, so people can get ideas of what will work in their own yards."

The Black Gardens, the university's newest beauty spot, were dedicated in April thanks to a gift from Black, a Baylor graduate who taught for 35 years in the department of family and consumer sciences. For summer, the gardens are filled with mixed coleus, begonias, lamb's ears and daylilies in a mosaic of varying shades of red and green. The gardens' elaborate design was created by Wolfe Landscape and, along with the flowers, will change twice a year.

The Cookies and Blossoms party is free and open to all Baylor faculty, staff and students.

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