The space is approximately 25 feet by 75 feet. The picture shows the space at 2:30PM. The ground is a classic neglected urban sort of green space. It also has a missing man hole cover in the middle of it. The ground is a mixture of moss, weeds and bric-a-brac. We’ll need to rake this area out without destroying the moss. Did I mention, we have no budget. We are going to wing it. Luckly, the teacher who caught me in a time of weakness and took advantage and I both garden in the shade. I’m thinking that between the two of us, we can populate the space with extras from our yards. Ligularia, ferns, hosta, lilies of the valley, two kinds of vinca, chameleon plants, day lilies, and who knows what else can fill this space up. And how could I forget that spawn of the devil, pachysandra. Hey! it's a hardy groundcover. Any ideas are welcome.
Monday, March 19, 2012
one thing leads to another
It starts with talking about gardening with a fellow teacher. I start trading plants and seeds, thinking “wow, this is fun.” I even casually said that I would help populate the school garden. Wait a minute, what school garden? We don’t have a school garden. Ah, the school garden I just volunteered to help start.