Monday, January 16, 2012

seasons change

It has been so long since I have posted about my time in the gardens at New Jerusalem.  Since fall brought  cooler weather I have helped plant scallions from thread thin seedlings, tiny cabbage and broccoli plants.  I have helped turned beds and added compost to enrich the soil.  The yard has been cleaned up. As many as possible of the fallen tomatoes were removed from the soil so that next spring we would not find so many volunteer tomato plants.



              In November the residents continued to clean up the grounds. It is a never ending process.
Cleaning up the grounds

Planting spring bulbs 
This resident is SO excited to see HER  flowers bloom in the spring.

          A generous horticulturist donated many daffodil bulbs for "us" to plant. Thanks Walt!

When I brought the bags of bulbs into the house the women asked, what are these? garlic, onions, what do you do with them?  A few of them offered to help me plant them before the frost came. It was amazing to see their care given to digging the holes and correctly placing the bulbs.

I too can't wait to see how we will have beautified the grounds and hopefully have an influence on the neighborhood