2011 Report for Saltonstall And Lloyd

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

SALTONSTALL AVENUE AND LLOYD STREET, New Haven, CT

Year

2011

Number of volunteers

14

Total volunteer hours

64

Number of events

8

Number of perennials planted

27

Enter more details about perennials planted

black-eyed Susan, Russian sage, hosta, scabiosa, wild geranium, daylily, buddlea, sedum

Summary

'Esmeralda' is a jewel of a Greenspace - a beautiful garden standing where an abandoned lot once lay neglected. Now in its ninth year as a Greenspace site, the garden boasts a tightly planted grove of pin oaks, a pair of fragrant lindens, a pear tree, and a zelkova. The garden is also filled with a host of flowering perennials and shrubs, all of which continue to thrive under the careful stewardship of the neighbors. Adeli DeArce, as leader of this Greenspace group, spends hours every week maintaining the garden and its paths - weeding, mulching, watering, and pruning. This year, the group installed a beautiful blue stone entrance to the garden and placed a new sign on top of the gate, announcing the garden's new name: 'Esmeralda.' They also planted several new flowering perennials bringing even more color to the garden and ensuring a display that blooms into the fall.

Other activity

bluestone entrance walk installed