Sunday, January 27, 2013

Preparation for next week

Next Saturday and Sunday Feb 2 and 3 are BIG days for us. We have two solid days of volunteer workdays at the SPUR garden (now known as the Pennsylvania Railroad Garden) down the street. Are you coming? We need ALL the help we can get - no joke.

We'll be planting 800 plants, give or take, and working from 10am to 5pm. If you can come even for an hour it'll help so much! Please please please sign up by clicking here!

So with that in mind, Matt and I cancelled our plans to go out of town today and worked on getting some Agaves ready for the new street park.

We removed 4 large Agaves from the cactus wall area, a whole lot of pups, and weeded and tidied up there too.

Then we moved on to weeding and rebuilding the tip of the left bed, right in front of the arch. We placed boulders there instead of the twig border that was old and falling apart.

Next I planted some Sword Ferns (Polystichum munitum) donated by Michele behind the bench and under the trees near the bench, and also pruned the Salvia elegans (Pineapple Sage) back for the year.

After that was all done, we took a break for lunch, then took the wheelbarrow and forks down to the mulch pile at 17th and Pennsylvania. We spent a while moving mulch and spreading it along the street - backbreaking stuff, but we have to do it to make room for all the plants going in. If only I didn't have a job - I could do so much with more free time!

As we worked Mohammed from DPW stopped by to see how the project was going. Said he's come to the volunteer days next weekend - that'd be great!

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