01 Sep 2016
- Last Updated on 06 September 2016
- Written by Winnie Pietrykowski
Welcome to September! It's "back to school" and "back to work" for many, and for Old Ottawa South's Green Dreamers it's "back to gardening."
Once again we're looking for your feedback.
Officially, we would like to kick off our September gardening "Fall Season" on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., with some new plants for our public garden beds.
Since Sunnyside & Bank remains one of our key gateways, we would like to suggest that we focus our efforts on the two gardens outside the Dollar Store & Taylor's. In July an OOS resident & neighbour contacted Green Dreamers offering us a portion of their mature perennial gardens, enough for at least two beds and likely more. Key to a successful transplant will be location (light & soil conditions) and consistent watering afterwards. So, uppermost on our minds is gardening strategically, taking on what we can handle, and narrowing our focus so that come Spring we will witness the early growth of this year's labour.
Brian Ure and I will be updating you again within the next couple of days identifying what plants are at our disposal this Wednesday, September 7th, the number of cars (likely two) needed, and how many Green Dreamers are available to make this transplant happen.
The perennials we wish to transplant are located on Rosedale (very close). If we have at least 6-8 people on Wednesday we could easily transport the mature perennials and prepare their new home (weeding, digging) on the same day (Wednesday morning). If Green Dreamers are available for some weeding this Saturday, we could also plan to meet (informally) to prepare the soil.
In the meantime, Brian and I will prepare a list of the plants at Rosedale and advise you before Wednesday. If you have more perennials from other locations, please resend your email. I know that we have some Russian Sage out there, plus more daisies, so remind us again. We want to include as many perennials as possible in this next gardening "push."
Thank you to all Green Dreamers who have weeded, watered, and pruned independently this last month. Your commitment is an inspiration to us all!