Our plant sales are going well (about $250). I will send a revised list out at the end of the week. We will probably only go 2 more weeks.
On Thursday we had a good sized crew (10). Linnea came again and watered. She also cleaned the bird baths and made some hummingbird food. Laura Davis stopped by to water the MMG and leave some treats. Judith Chaddock watered indoor and helped with weeding outdoors. Christine Orr worked on the compost and helped Judith weed. Crys Wells came with her two nieces who come by each year to help in the garden. Crys watered and her nieces weeded a nasty area just south of the Faerie Garden. Debbie Crisp and Becky Lewis both had the least fun task of digging up dirt from the front beds in preparation for redoing the beds. Jeanette Stetlan fed and watered most of our roses. Our Plant & Garden Sale continued with many visitors. Some plants and garden tools remain. Watch the listserv for details.
We had a large crew (9) on Sunday from AmeriCorp. They did many hard tasks over 3 hours in the garden. 4 shrubs were dug out of the front beds, and two (burning bush) were replanted. We missed David Hockmans' expertise with fishing out the large rocks, which we found many of, but managed to get the job done. Other jobs accomplished were removing weeds from the south rock wall, gathering some rocks to circle the new plantings, moving sandstone to the MMG, and watering before it poured (yeah). Laura Davis helped me keep all busy and she watered the MMG, and tied up some of the grape vine in the gazebo.
Plans for next week:
Watering as needed
Dig up red hot poker - plant Harrison's Yellow Rose
Plant new current
Weeding - 1/2 Circle Garden & Switzer Canyon Inferno Strips
Continued work on front bed garden -soil removal
Remove bell flower
Cut lavendar and press flowers
Native Plant Society Contest judging July 14 or 15
Warner's Annual 10% Day for Northland Hospice & Olivia White Gardens July 21 - 9am - 5pm
Saturday Workday - July 28 9am-12pm
Native Plant Society Evening Event July 25
Native Plant Society Public Tour July 29 11am-4pm