Monday, January 9, 2012


Pi-Co-Bo is the topiary bunny who lives at the ABC Children's Garden at the Pitt County Arboretum.  You'll find him in the center of the garden with his butterfly net keeping watch over the birdhouses, butterflies, blooms and occasional visiting bunny.  The A to Z garden of interesting plants was created in 2007 to encourage children to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the garden.  Plants were chosen for this garden for their unusual names, interesting smells, and variety of blooms.   Recently the entire crop of ABC letters was recut and painted for a fresh flush of color.

ABCs are drawn on boards
Skilled craftsmen cutting letters
Ready for sanding & priming
All primed
Base color applied

Ready for decorative touches

You'll have to visit the Arboretum to see the rest!  People of all ages will enjoy the colors, textures, and beauty of this garden even now in the winter!