Monday, October 8, 2012

Bring it On Volunteer Workday

Paloma introduces Cleo
 So much was done on Saturday I am not even sure where to start! It was a beautiful day, perfect for getting work done in the garden. Almost everyone brought something special to the garden today- I brought my mom Debbie, and Mary brought herself there early with expert gardening skills (!). We all chatted while I hauled out all the supplies for the day. Then came Carlin, who brought a bundle of branches for making twig borders and on top of that, Jackie came and brought a flat of tomatoes from her garden to share with everyone. Paloma and Jim brought the littlest gardener, their baby Cleo. Whew! After a bit Elliot even showed up, and he brought a great attitude for getting stuff done.

Here is what we accomplished:
Elliot & Jackie's twig border 
- Front left bed mostly de-grassed and mulched; path swept
- Twig border repair
  - Weeding pathways and french drain
  - Watering terrace plants, aloe bed in dog area and lavenders
  - Cutback Crocosmia 'lucifer', Canna, Yarrow, general dead-heading around the garden

After all that hard work we drank some Izze's by the bench and watched a cute little mouse scampering back and forth from under the Tibouchina to the Agastache just inches away from all of us. The mouse resisted a good photograph, but we all agreed, it was cute and very outgoing to get so close to all of us humans!

Jackie and her tomato bounty

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