Published On: Wed, Jul 9th, 2014

Caring for the flowers

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Marlinton Councilwoman Louise Barnisky tends to flowers in large containers on Main Street in Marlinton. Barnisky started caring for the flowers after the passing of Zendik Farm owner Arol Wulfing, whose workers took care of the flowerpots for years. Then Wulfing became seriously ill. “One day, one of the guys came up on the porch and said 'she'd like to talk to you.' [Wulfing] said,'I haven't been home yet. I just came back from the doctor and they assured me it wouldn't be more than three months. I have a special request for you - I want you to make sure that you keep up the flower boxes, as long as you're able.' I told her I would. So that's how I got started raising the flowers.” Barnisky said the Women's Club, Rotary Club and Southern States provide funds and support to keep the flowers growing, and her grandchildren help her pull weeds.

Marlinton Councilwoman Louise Barnisky tends to flowers in large containers on Main Street in Marlinton. Barnisky started caring for the flowers after the passing of Zendik Farm owner Arol Wulfing, whose workers took care of the flowerpots for years. Then Wulfing became seriously ill. “One day, one of the guys came up on the porch and said ‘she’d like to talk to you.’ [Wulfing] said,’I haven’t been home yet. I just came back from the doctor and they assured me it wouldn’t be more than three months. I have a special request for you – I want you to make sure that you keep up the flower boxes, as long as you’re able.’ I told her I would. So that’s how I got started raising the flowers.” Barnisky said the Women’s Club, Rotary Club and Southern States provide funds and support to keep the flowers growing, and her grandchildren help her pull weeds.

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