2018 In Review - Still Spring Memorial Garden

2018 In Review - Still Spring Memorial Garden

In addition to the four workdays held by the Land Stewardship Committee in 2018 in the Still Spring Memorial Garden, gardeners were out weekly throughout the spring and summer, weeding and pruning.

Many thanks to the gardeners who came out on April 21 to weed, prune, and lay mulch.  Sandy, Mary, Michele N, Nathanael, Caren, and Lenore V made huge progress to beautify the garden.  Azaleas and hellebore were in full bloom.

On October 20, Gene planted a red buckeye tree.  Annie, Logan, and Mike cleared a new trail behind the oak leaf hydrangea.  Word is this trail is an old farm road. Michelle M, Lucas, and Isaac cleared heaps of invasive honeysuckle, opening up an interesting new connector loop to walk.  Caren, Gene, Annie, Logan, Mike, Michelle, Lucas, Isaac, Jennie, Chris, Noa, and Mya also mulched all around and prepped a butterfly garden for Spring 2019.

On November 17 and 18, the work continued to mulch the trails.  Mary and Sandy planted swamp milkweed and columbine. The oak leaf hydrangea are still showy with their fall colors and spent blooms.  We are learning which plants do well in sun or shade and in wet or dry conditions, what colors show during the four seasons, and which plants the deer don’t eat.

There are at least 27 species of plants in the garden.  Here is Mary’s sketch:

The preservation of the garden is totally dependent on the work of volunteers.  Thank you to everyone who helped this year.

CommunityKris Thresher