Seattle Residential: I Do That: Pay It Forward: Naomi Circle ( Again)

Pay It Forward: Naomi Circle ( Again)

Paying It Forward: Naomi Circle

Our neighborhood, year and a half long traffic circle project to remove ivy and replant with native plants has reached the end of stage three. Our first mission was to remove the well entrenched ivy that had been planted 30-40 years ago. No mean feat if you've ever tackled a significant swath of that invasive. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of what the circle looked like with ivy everywhere.

The next step was to dig out some tree planting holes and break up the concrete under them so the roots of bigger trees we would be plants would have some room to grow. Then we bark-mulched the whole area. Neighbors went down periodically to do a little weeding. We wanted to wait through the summer to plant so that the annual rains would help out in that department.

Behind the scenes were those who knew how to get the grant from the city for the work done and those who researched the native plants and did the planting design.

Over the past few days, George pruned the Hawthorns as the city gardener advised and today Woody and I cleaned up the results of that pruning. It's looking good. I can't wait to see it flourishing in summer.


Thanks to everyone who has helped out. I look forward to seeing you often in the park for weeding and for fun.





Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 8 commentsGlenn Roberts • December 23 2010 03:57PM


It is always great when people do things together to achieve a goal. By the way, I am here in Seattle for Christmas. Just arrived in Renton. Merry Christmas!
Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) almost 10 years ago

Paula - That's cool. We're getting a little rain today. Let me know if you have any free moments while your in town. Call me.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

There is fine line between natural and overgrown. I can see, in the video, you folks have done a lot of work. It looks as if you live near the largest traffic circle in Seattle...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) almost 10 years ago

It is huge, Paul. I haven't seen a bigger one.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Glenn ~  Naomi Circle really is looking good -- obviously a labor of love -- it shows.  It's wonderful to do so much for the community -- you are to be commended.

Sending you Wishes for a Blessed Christmas!

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) almost 10 years ago

I truly enjoy your posts about your community and how all of the neighbors pitch in on these projects..........excellent stuff Glenn.  Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 10 years ago

GLENN: Just stopping in to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Good neighborhood project. Congratulations on your efforts!

 Happy Holidays from your friend in Maryland!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 10 years ago