2012 Report for Saltonstall And Lloyd

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

SALTONSTALL AVENUE AND LLOYD STREET, New Haven, CT

Year

2012

Number of volunteers

3

Total volunteer hours

8

Number of events

3

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

12.00

Summary

'Esmeralda' is a jewel of a Greenspace - a beautiful garden standing where an abandoned lot once lay neglected. Now in its tenth 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 2 whiskey barrel planters in front of the garden to surround the entrance with additional color and plant life. They also installed trellises for the rose bushes that line one side of the park to create a wall of color while the roses are in bloom.

Other activity

The group this year installed a new sign and two whiskey barrel planters at the entrance to the park. In addition, 3 trellises were added to the back side, providing room for the rose bushes to grow!