May 23rd was Planting Day for TALMAGE CROSSING GARDEN. We set up orange
cones and about 15 volunteers donned safety vests to plant the medians.
Several other neighbors donated Stella D'Orp daylilies and Autumn Joy
Sedum, besides the other salt-resistant hardy perennials that
we purchased with the Linders gift card we obtained though Council
Members Cam Gordon and Paul Ostrow last year. That week and the next
were brutally hot, and a lot of people were inspired to water. We
reminded them, to always wear a safety vest, and use orange cones, and
follow the garden's rules for working on the medians. Others were
invited to add water to the treegators or clover patch. The following
week some shredded hardwood mulch was added around the plants to prevent
weeds and water evaporation. Then Nature has sent us lots of rain, so
there has been no need to water. This is a low maintenance garden. It
may take some care for a couple of years while getting established and
then require very little work.
The Marcus Sage is now a beautiful blue and the cheery Stella
D'Oros are starting to bloom. The walkers, joggers, bikers,
skaeboarders and neighbors driving by all love it. If you have time, you
should swing by and see how lovely it is.
Lila M Smith
Talmage Crossing Garden
This week we also have a garden night at the Gateway Garden. The night is Wednesday the 16th at 6:30pm. We will be planting and discussing a new garden sign.