2013 Report for Saltonstall And Lloyd

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

SALTONSTALL AVENUE AND LLOYD STREET, New Haven, CT

Year

2013

Number of volunteers

2

Total volunteer hours

4

Number of events

2

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

9

Enter more details about perennials planted

English Ivy, Russian Sage, Daylillis.

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

6.00

Summary

'Esmeralda' is a jewel of a Greenspace - a beautiful garden standing where an abandoned lot once lay neglected. Now in its eleventh 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 several hours every week maintaining the garden and its paths - weeding, mulching, watering, and pruning. This year, the group maintained its greenspace by spreading 6 yards of cedar mulch and planting new perennials in the front whiskey barrels bordering the trellis entrance, welcoming passer byers into the sanctuary.