Every year, there is a cleanup and tree-planting at the park in conjunction with Earth Day. Volunteers tend to a small greenhouse and raise the plants which are sold to fund the park upkeep. The cleanup is also volunteer run, with many girl guides and scouts pitching into the effort. Including, yours truly.
It felt so good. I helped plant wildflower for the better part of the morning. Overturning earth and scattering seeds on the ground, it was so fulfilling to spend a beautiful morning outside, helping to better the area in which I live.
Before leaving, I picked up this purple violet, coneflower and other wildflower. All native to the area, I hope they require minimal care and thrive. Some might call them weeds, but despite that, if they survive in the sandy, sunny bed on the west side of my house, I'll be happy! The violet is meant for wet, shady soil- perfect for the bed next to my back fence!
My perennials came up really well, and with these in the ground, I only need a few more annuals for my flower-beds. I may wait to see what they have at next native plant sale. I'd rather have easy-care perennials and save the annuals for the planters in front of my house. Are you excited to get to the gardens? What about planting a garden. Anyone done?