Harmony Music Park

Rainbow xylophone

Come visit Harmony Park, right next to the library! We have some fun, kid-friendly instruments in the park already, as well as a gazebo and benches. We hope to soon have plenty of plants in the park. All of this has been a combined effort to create a place to play, relax, and learn.

Many thanks to:

  • The City of Sherman for providing the main funding for the pavilion and instruments
  • The Friends of the Sherman Public Library for purchasing benches and trash cans for the park
  • The Grayson County Ag Extension Office and Grayson County Master Gardeners, both of whom have been instrumental in advising and planning

The Grayson County Ag Extension office and the Grayson County Master Gardeners have been involved in advising and planning. These groups will be educating city staff and the public, as to what grows the best in this area, times of year, and how to best care for plants.  


Gardening Tips from Grayson County Master Gardeners

January


To-Do List


Native Plant
hardy hibiscus Opens in new windowHardy Hibiscus

Fertilize:  asparagus, pansies, snapdragons, iris, peonies, rye and fescue grass

Prune: Fruit trees, Ornamental trees and shrubs except spring bloomers

Seed: English peas, Hardy Perennial,  Ox-eye daisy, coneflower, coreopsis, larkspur, cornflower

Seed indoors: Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Calendula, Petunia, Sweet alyssum, California poppy

Transplant:  New trees and shrubs, Asparagus, Onion, Perennials from nursery




Birds
boat-tailed grackle Opens in new windowBoat-tailed Grackle



Butterfly
common sootywing Opens in new windowCommon Sootywing

Vegetables
potato Opens in new windowPotato


February


To-Do List


Native Plant
Carolina Buckthorn Opens in new windowCarolina Buckthorn

Dig:   New beds

Fertilize: Trees and shrubs, Roses after mid-month, Early-spring blooming perennials

Prune:  Liriope and monkey grass, Roses after mid-month except spring bloomers

Seed:   Vegetables: beet, broccoli, brussels sprout, carrot, chard, collard, English pea, lettuce, potato, radish, spinach, turnip

Transplant: Trees and shrubs, Onion plants, asparagus, strawberries, dianthus, pansy, snapdragon, bare-root and container grown roses






Birds
American Robin Opens in new windowAmerican Robin


Butterfly
American snout Opens in new windowAmerican Snout
Vegetables
Swiss Chard Opens in new windowSwiss Chard