With Week Eight behind us and the cold freeze thawing, I spent the week in the office getting other stuff done. But by Friday, March 3rd, I knew that there were some anxious plants wanting to get in the ground. While I do enjoying working alone- especially outdoors- I thought I’d call Master Gardner, ultra-volunteer and all-around good guy, Jim Fonte, to give me a hand transplanting and planting native plants. Following Freya’s directions, we pulled pieces of ferns out to bring them to a new home. Here’s Jim with a wheelbarrow filled with Sword Fern crossing the Wetland Boardwalk we built in 2017 that led us into this project in the first place!! Oh how far we’ve come.
Sometimes you just need to see the finished product, not the process. Jim and I divided and conquered our labor roles to get these in the ground and covered in a protective and decorative layer just before the weekend!!
It’s difficult to see the plants we put in the ground out of the pots but trust me, they’re in there! Looking forward to all this filling in.
Next week, more plants in the ground. Week Ten (coming soon)
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.