|We are watching the weather, the wind and the plants in the garden, hoping to get a burn done in the next week or so. I saw that lots of Virginia Blue bells were up. That means we would have to avoid burning in those areas. It is a lucky window that opens and allows a burn in these times. It might be that this year we do a very restrained and restricted burn, if any. FYI.|
Waters Garden Phenology Slide Show
Watch for these plants to emerge and flower from now until Fall.
First Garden Gathering???
I would like to schedule a limited orientation kind of garden meeting on Saturday, April 9, at noon, to talk over the coming year, the needs, tasks and guidelines. That way people can come in and get started whenever they are free and eager.
Tasks (quick list) General Clean up Clean up pile of bricks by rhubarb Pick up litter everywhere Dump Goji berry soils into compost Pick up bricks wherever they are Pick up broken fencing (branches and lumber) Fix or Install Fencing Check and repair all fencing Install twig fencing by J&R hill Fix temp fencing by S&T Install fence around Felix's hazelnuts Install fence around the Blue Beech Install temporary fencing in NPlaySpace Clean up garden patch north of cold frames *break old stems, fix or replace fencing,tie raspberries General tasks Prep S&T for Opening Cut and herbicide unwanted woody stems (Throughout) Re-do kiosks Re-tie net south of sports field Seed grass by log circle and Kindergarten Rake parkway leaves (use as mulch) *pick up litter, repair fences Prep grounds for burn Repair any damaged raised beds Fix table by fire pit Remove winter protection from roses Prune fruiting shrubs as needed and possible Longer term individual, or group projects Strolling the grounds after school to remind children not to destroy Nature. Choosing a common garden plot to take care of as a project (J&R, Parkway plantings, rhubarb, S&T, raspberries west of Annex, berry patch by parking lot entrance) Water barrel safety Waters waterers Maintain tidyness of tomato cage cage