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Today we planted a perennial border inside the wooden fence on Lewis Street. We also tucked a few shrubs and perennials into bare patches around the border of the park. A few volunteers continued to do good stewardship and maintenance of existing plantings - pruning overhanging branches, weeding, and picking up trash.
Strong showing at Fairmont Park today. Lots of hands = lots of work completed! We're almost finished weeding , composting, and mulching the butterfly garden. One more session should do the job. We've also begun to build a buffer around the garden space using wood chips to ensure that next season we won't have to do some much weeding again! The hedge row of shrubs alongside Clifton St. is also starting to shape up very nicely. Paul has gotten out most of the Burning Bush and Eleanthus, and the natives are really being featured more prominently now.