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Today, Charlie and the kids dug out holes on the curb strip and planted 13 perennials! The plantings consisted of 4 day lilies, 4 Russian sage, 3 yuccas, and 2 ice plants. After they finished planting, the kids mulched and watered all of the plantings from this current season. Next week we'll continue planting towards the Beers St/Edgewood Ave intersection.
Today the Orchard Street Clean Up Blockwatch expanded beautification of Orchard Street to a neighboring tree pit. New neighborhood volunteer Shanique planted 3 yellow day lilies and 3 hostas around the London planetree in front of her house. We added topsoil, compost, and mulch to keep the plants happy. Volunteers also planted vinca vines along the fence to fill out the space with a colorful groundcover. Two children in the neighborhood helped with watering all the newly planted perennials. Other tasks included weeding the lot, adding mulch around a few spaces, and completing the tire border around the grill.