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This week we cleaned out the entrance and made some new plantings. The entrance looks much neater now. We also did some significant weeding of Japanese knotweed by the fence. That revealed previous years' plantings and opened up the space a lot more. Miss Connie's friend also turned up to help out and it was much appreciated.
The Daylight Planters began their first workday with the unpleasant stuff: picking up trash on the sidewalk and street from Goffe Terrace to Whalley Ave. We then planted daylilies, hostas, and purple sage in decorative whiskey barrels and underneath telephone poles, where they won't be at risk of trampling.
We cleaned out all the leaf piles in the lot and also did some weeding by the back garden. Overall it was a productive day and next week we can begin doing further weeding and planning for future plantings. The group's energy was high and we look forward to more people showing up next week.