The beds are looking very much like early September gardens: full, a little weathered, with traces of late blooms from our newly transplanted hosta, weigela, black-eyed susans, echinacea and asters; fern leaves have turned, sunflower heads are beginning to droop, seed pods bulge on brittle stems, milkweeds lean up against each other and over the curbs, bladder campion continues to multiply, creeping thistle hides in the tall grasses, plantain survives, ground ivy is plentiful, and ever so much more abounds.
News and updates from the Green Dreamers, a team of volunteer gardeners in the neighbourhood. Get in touch with the Green Dreamers team via email at adoptgarden [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.
Saturday, July 29 - Saturday, August 26, 2017
The Green Dreamers are taking a holiday for the month of August. As always, please feel free to garden at will. We will be in touch before the end of August but, for the time being, we're putting up the "gone fishing" sign and hope that you too enjoy the leisure and slower pace that August so often imposes.
Here's another Bank Street garden — this time in front of Boomerang Kids — transformed into a lovely spot by Green Dreamers.
Here are some pictures from Friday morning's (July 21st) Green Dreamer gathering at the Library. Christine & Mike secured a lovely selection of plants from Krysia's garden on Riverdale earlier in the week and with the help of fellow Green Dreamers transplanted mature succulents, lavender, and generous clumps of sedum in the once empty Bank Street planter. Needless to say, more mulch was added!
I would like to suggest that no matter what the weather we all take a break this Saturday.
On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 we are expecting a couple of loads of mulch. We'll need as many Green Dreamers as possible to help rake and spread this mulch. We may not spread all of what we receive on Wednesday, but we can finish the job the following Saturday. I will confirm drop-off times and locations before Wednesday July19th. Our last big Green Dreamer push for July-August will be the spreading of mulch to keep the weeds at bay.