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Old Ottawa South Community Association

Brian Ure of the Green Dreamers working in the rain gardens.
Brian Ure of the Green Dreamers working in the rain gardens. Photo by Eli Duern

The Green Dreamers are Looking for Plant Donations - Saturday Sep 26th 9am-noon at the Firehall

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Our team of local volunteer gardeners needs to replenish the ten city plant beds we care for on Bank Street between the bridges, and on Sunnyside Avenue. Because our limited budget has been strained due to COVID-19, we cannot cover the cost of new plants so would appreciate your help.

The Green Dreamers will be collecting plant donations on Saturday, September 26,2020 from 9 am to noon at the Firehall.

I know it seems early to start planning your fall gardening tasks but just a brief walkabout in your garden will show you how overcrowded things may have become. That creeping geranium has grown so big and that giant hosta looks overtaken by those vines. Most of us like definition in our gardens so why not get that shovel out in early fall and split those herbaceous perennials, the ones that grow below three feet. You can also dig out the plentiful ground covers that don’t work anymore. We prefer hardy and drought-resistant plants that will add colour to our beds. If you have some native plants those would be most welcome.

Here are some plants you may want to divide and share with us: daylilies, poppies, catnip, sedum, switch grass, phlox, yarrow, asters, irises, monkey grass, bee balm, black-eyed susans and ferns.

Ground covers which are particularly good under trees include: creeping geranium, wild ginger, wild violets, monkey grass and creeping jenny.

Don’t forget to label your pots with the name of the plant. We’ll be receiving donations at the Firehall on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to noon.

Please email us if you have any questions at adoptgarden@oldottawasouth.ca. As always we thank you for your continued support.

This article appeared in the September 2020 issue of the OSCAR and was written by Christine Bradley.

Last modified on Saturday, 10 October 2020 08:27

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