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.