Sunday, April 22, 2007

Garden Work Day

The garden volunteers are called Garden Porters and yesterday was our first work day of the season. For most, it was the first hands-on encounter with the Star of Bethlehem invaders. They were shocked at the extent of the problem even through they knew there was an issue. The bulbs are so bad, there is no way to plant seeds or even plants in the spring.

Our goal was to renovate the large round bed (focal point) of the lower west garden. Twelve hard-working experienced gardeners working full-tilt for over three hours managed to remove plants and the SoB bulbs from only half of the bed. We did replant Lady's Mantle around the edge. The plants removed are ensconced in the nursery bed plus two wheelbarrows.

Guess what I'm working on next week?

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