Just a reminder – there will be a gardening day, from 9:00 till noon at the Conservatory on Saturday, May 10th. It was till 11:30 am, but the renter canceled, so we have an extra ½ hr .. There is a lot of grass that needs to be pulled, and we might cut back some of the Salvia that is growing next to the house. When you see the great progress that has been made by R&P, you will be inspired. Any time you can spare for this is most appreciated.
The gardeners have been hard at work, removing some of the Lantana that were doing poorly, moving the agaves out from under the yellow flax and relocating them, planting a couple of exotic trees, adding a lovely red hibiscus and some succulents, planting more Clivia in the deep shade area, cutting back the Abutilon, pruning the gangly blue Iochroma, removing the blue flowering weeds that spread badly, and doing a really great job on a number of levels. We owe huge thanks to Wayne Kappelman and Steve Cismowski for getting creative and forging ahead. Did I mention that we are having gardening on the 10th?
On another topic, we were awarded $500 by the Glen Park Association for signage, and I am informed that our COF grant application was declared complete and has been awarded. We asked for plants (available from the R&P green house), and got them, the palm trees requested have been donated, and the size of the remaining request is small enough to get done by more routine expenditures. There is possibly a Parks Alliance Grant out there, but I will make sure we have enough for the signs before I request that it be withdrawn. Maybe we can get the weathered doors refinished.
Sooo – on the 10th of May, please grab your fanciest shade hat, don your most questionable Levis , and help do in the grass. We will have light refreshments.
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