Friends of Sea Street Circle

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two volunteers planting perennials at the Sea Street Circle
The traffic circle with  new plantings
A volunteer works on planting at the traffic circle

2023 Greenspace Report

The Friends of Sea Street Circle just completed its second season and it was a success. We started the summer with some maintenance work, weeding and watering the garden bed and pruning the cedars in the center. At the beginning of the summer, the group set goals for supplementing plants in the circle bed, expanding the reach of the group’s plantings, and adding planters to sidewalk islands. After a few weeks of maintenance work and the addition of some new volunteers, we planted some spiraea in the circle bed. We then moved to four sidewalk planters, which we filled with gravel at the base and topped with a mixture of topsoil and compost. In the center of two of the planters we planted boxwoods and in the other two we planted ninebark. Around the perimeter, we planted periwinkle. Lastly, we planted phlox — 3 in each planter, circling the center shrub.

2023 Accomplishments

  • 8 shrubs planted (Spiraea japonica (4); Physocarpus opulifolius (2); Buxus ‘green velvet’ (2) 4 in garden, 4 in planters)
  • 15 perennials planted (Phlox stolonifera (12); Cataranthus roseus (~3 trays))
  • 1.0 yards compost spread
  • 6 events
  • 8 volunteers
  • 29 volunteer hours