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At the Soos Creek Botanical Garden in Auburn, my scouting friends and I built four raised garden beds to protect their prized Dahlias. A gardening expert once said of Dahlias, “Never have so many enjoyed so much with so little time and work.” And he was right. There’s probably no plant in the flower kingdom that gives the gardener more spectacular reward than the dahlia. These dahlia beds will provide the community with contained beauty to admire. With overwhelming evidence from different University studies showing how gardening greatly reduces stress, hopefully these beds inspire others to garden at home. My project was more involved than I even originally thought. I lead a group of individuals to build solid, raised garden beds for an area of the Garden that was under developed and lacked character. Besides allowing for better water drainage and viewing of their prized Dahlia, the beds provide a better structure […]