M.G.s & Interns,
Want to inform everyone that we’ve moved up rose pruning at the garden a week. We will start pruning this Wednesday, 2/6 and not 2/13 as I had earlier stated, and hopefully we can finish on Friday. The weather forecast is looking very favorable for undertaking this project now; I’m fearful that if we wait we could be surprised by another front. We don’t want to risk a delay as many of the bushes are already starting to show new growth. We really need any and all experienced pruners and if you are a novice, there will be on the job training. Bring your sharpened by-pass pruners(not anvil), gloves and I would suggest wearing long sleeved shirts unless your skin is as tough as leather like mine (and not fine Corinthian). If you have time to stay a while you may want to bring a sandwich, we’ll have water and soft drinks.
Thanks to an abundance of help these last work days we’ve accomplished a great deal in getting our current inventory of plants ready for Market Day by grooming, pruning, re-potting and transplanting our propagations, donations and seedings. This will allow us time to focus on new plants which we’ve already begun purchasing. We really appreciate all you serious, dedicated gardens who continue to show up week in and week out to help tend our little oasis.
Come on out and enjoy these warm, spring-like days and the camaraderie of your fellow gardeners – we really do have a great time sharing laughs and stories.
The Garden Team