Potomac Country Gardeners (front, from left: Paula Seesman and Dana Semmes; back row from left: Elie Cain, Molly Raymond, and Laurie Clayton)
On Friday June 1, the Potomac Country Gardeners founded in 1950, gathered to weed, plant and mulch the garden they have established and maintain at the Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center on Blackwell Road in Rockville. The Noyes Center is a regional detention facility serving youth primarily from Montgomery County and others from Howard, Frederick and Washington Counties. In 2007, responding to a request from the Noyes staff, the Country Gardeners set out to renew a languishing garden at the entrance to the facility. This year, Pete McCloskey of the Potomac Strosneiders Hardware Store, donated many annual flowers to brighten the garden.