Tag: water

Growing in the Summer Heat

A little over a week after planting, here’s a little visual check in! After all the labors of planting, mulching, and the continuing efforts of watering the fruit trees they seem to be enjoying their job of turning dry, rocky ground into a green fragrant 

With the Rain Came the Wind!

The new plants got a wonderful amount of water on Tuesday.  Of course the rain was delivered with lots of wind, blowing intense wind!  This had its consequences. Fortunately, though there is a lot of leaning, there is not too much on the lying on 

Fantastic Workday, 324 Trees and Shrubs, 300+ Groundcovers, 45 + Sweaty Volunteers

First off, thank you to everyone that came out! We couldn’t have done it without you. Despite the fact that it was record breakingly hot all day long, I think it’s safe to say that everyone had fun, and it was a great all-around experience. In less than six hours, we planted 324 trees and shrubs, 300+ groundcover plants, spread mulch and watered everthing! That’s quite an accomplishment.

Keep your eyes peeled for info on the next big workday. We’ll be at the garden working every weekend for the rest of June and July, with the exception of July 4th. As soon as we have all the info together, we’ll announce when the next tree shipment will be in. The next shipment should be our last for the current project, and should allow us to finish planting the rest of the property. And guess what? That shipment will be all of the fun fruit trees! Until then, there is plenty to be done! We have mounds and mounds of mulch waiting to be spread, and holes to dig and things to do to prepare for the next set of trees.

To view the complete set of photos from the workday, click here.

2nd Garden Workday

So, this was the second garden workday so far. The goal for this workday was to finish staking out the areas for the plants, and to dig a few holes to see how difficult it was, and how long we thought it would take. Low