BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Gardens Update–Monday, June 18, 2018

SPRING 2018 ACTIVITIES in our gardens include:

June 15-16, Friday and Saturday–McAlpin Tree Service, hired by the neighboring property manager, spent two days removing most dead trees along our north and west property lines. Yay!

June 14, Thursday, 6-8 p.m.–Planted some more pots and pruned more dead rose branches.

June 11, Monday, 10 a.m.-12 noon.–Susie planted 3 of 4 large ceramic pots donated several years ago by Audrey & Anthony. Received plastic Adirondack chairs for general use from Linda & Steve. Thanks!

June 10, Sunday–Thanks to Adam for moving two biggest ceramic tubs.

June 7, Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 noon.–Susie did more spraying of weeds. Tried “IvyX” pre-contact gel for first time and did not get new poison ivy rash for once. Not a sure test, but encouraging.

June 3, Sunday, 6-8 p.m.–CANCELLED 

June 4, Monday, 6-8 p.m.–Susie worked more on poison ivy, assorted weeds, and pruning some shrubs.

June 2, Saturday, 9-11 a.m.–Susie and Ken worked on rose deadwood and weeds near the birdfeeders by the building. Dale weeded his tee bed, killed a vagrant sumac, and put down pre-emergent.

June 2, Saturday, 9-11 a.m.–Susie and Ken worked on rose deadwood and weeds near the birdfeeders by the building. Dale weeded his tee bed, killed a vagrant sumac, and put down pre-emergent.

May 31, Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 noon.–Susie pruned shrubs and one tree and washed poison-ivy-contaminated tools and bins.

May 28, Memorial Day, Monday, 9 a.m.-12 noon.–Ken, Nancy, and Susie worked during the morning. Weather was humid but cool, not rainy. Gift lily bulbs from Margaret were installed. Poison ivy and oriental bittersweet tackled. 

May 26, Saturday, 6-8 p.m.–Great work accomplished despite heat: Harry, John, Ken, Nancy, Susie.

Earlier in spring–Independent work by Dale (much mulching of trees, plus weeding and mulching his tee-bed); independent entrance gardens work by Nancy; independent Detention Basin Wild Garden work by Harry.

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