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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
PRESS PHOTO BY ANNA GILGOFFSandy and Terry Jenkins have taken up the task of making the two gardens flanking the front door of the New Tripoli Fire Hall a little greener and colorful. PRESS PHOTO BY ANNA GILGOFFSandy and Terry Jenkins have taken up the task of making the two gardens flanking the front door of the New Tripoli Fire Hall a little greener and colorful.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by anna gilgoff Special to The Press in Local News

Couple make gardens brighter, greener at local fire hall

The New Tripoli Fire Hall is looking a little greener lately thanks to the efforts of two neighbors determined to bring summer color to the front of the building.

Sandy and Terry Jenkins have taken up the task of turning the soil, installing a variety of plants and watering the two gardens flanking the front door of the building.

Plants included Brown-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia triloba), white edged hostas and sedums among others.

“We had so many hostas to divide,” said Sandy Jenkins, modestly, pleased to put them to good use.

While she tended the plants in one garden, her husband was watering the plants in the other garden.

“I’m just the assistant,” said Terry Jenkins good-naturedly.

After completing their work, the Jenkins loaded their tools into a garden cart and headed for home, leaving perennial beauty behind for all to enjoy.