2012 Report for East Edge Gardeners

Neighborhood:

Edgewood

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

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

Year

2012

Number of volunteers

11

Total volunteer hours

58

Number of events

7

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

2

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2 Inkberry

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2 Potentilla, 4 Echinacea, 19 Black Eyed Susans, 43 Daylilies, 7 Azaleas, 1 Joe Pyeweed, 1 Euonymous Groundcover

Yards mulch spread

4.00

Summary

The East Edge Gardeners are a longstanding Greenspace group that has planted and maintained 9 beds on Edgewood Avenue and 2 beds at Pendleton Triangle for the past decade. 2012 was another strong year for the group, with a consistent core group of volunteers coming out to weed, mulch, and replant their perennial beds. The group focused their restoration efforts on the beds at Norton Street and Ellsworth Street this year. They did extensive weeding in each bed and dug a trench around the bed to prevent weeds and grass from creeping in in the future. East Edge Gardeners planted shade tolerant perennials and shrubs to provide color and seasonal interest year round. In addition to these new plantings and their commitment to weeding, they work well together to ensure that their beds are appropriately watered which was especially important in the drought this summer. Visit the beds on the Edgewood Mall and at Pendleton Triangle to enjoy the beautiful spaces East Edge Gardeners have created and continue to improve.