This garden at the Cooper-Siegel Library was planted in 2011 by Jim Mitnick in honor of his wife, Fritz. Fritz is an active member in our club and has served as our president. This garden includes all of Fritz’s favorite small trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials with an eye to seasonal interest. We have planted the native plant, Asclepias (Milkweed), to attract the Monarch butterfly. Maps with plant identification are available to library patrons. The garden has seating to provide visitors a place to read, chat or snack and is used for library programs, including the 2013 Patron Appreciation Day. In 2012, the garden received the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s Community Greening Award.
The Fox Chapel Garden Club provided the funds for an outside art installation by Stephanie Flom at the Sharpsburg branch of Cooper-Siegel Library chronicling the Mayfly’s return to our rivers. We also have gifted to signage and environmental education at the library.