2010 Report for East Edge Gardeners

Neighborhood:

Edgewood

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

Edgewood Avenue between Norton and Hubinger Street, New Haven, CT

Year

2010

Number of volunteers

10

Total volunteer hours

60

Number of events

9

Number of trees planted

1

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Golden Raintree

Number of shrubs planted

19

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15 Potentilla ('goldfinger'), 4 Potentilla ('pink beauty')

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards mulch spread

5.00

Summary

The East Edge Gardeners plant and maintain 11 perennial beds: 2 at Pendleton Triangle and 9 on Edgewood Avenue alongside Edgewood Park. They have been a Greenspace group for over a decade and have shown consistent stewardship throughout the years. In 2010 they continued their inspiring work in these beautiful spaces. The group continued to weed and to mulch their beds and they planted some more potentilla shrubs in a few of the gardens. They also planted a Golden Raintree near the high bench at Pendleton Triangle. They worked hard to keep the new plantings watered throughout an exceptionally hot and dry summer. The gardens are brimming with seasonal interest and color from the spring all the way through to the fall. Visit them and find Russian sage, purple salvia, coneflowers (Echinacea), and Black-eyed Susans planted in the 9 beds along the median, then look for daylilies, spirea, coreopsis, junipers and grasses in the Pendleton Street beds.