Tuesday, August 6, 2019

June/July 2019 Update

June and July have been productive months in the garden.  However, excessive rain in July once again caused some projects to fall behind schedule.  Areas of the garden were under water after receiving over 6 inches of rain during the course of a week.  A few of our plantings did not survive the flooding but replacements have already been purchased and are ready for fall planting.

A major weed control effort has been underway for several weeks.  Eighty-five cubic yards of mulch underlaid with landscape fabric is being placed throughout the maze.  Decorative rock and mulch are also being added to numerous flower beds underway.

We want to express our appreciation to Roger’s Group for the donation of a 2340 pound boulder  commemorating their support of the Garden.  The boulder faced with a bronze plaque has been placed in the Visitor’s Garden.  Gravel for the parking area and pathways are also being donated by Roger’s Group.

Due to the workload at the Garden, we welcome volunteers Tuesday through Friday beginning in August and continuing through early November.  Please call or email us for days and hours you would like to volunteer.  We generally begin at 7:30 a.m. and finish around 5:00 p.m.

Hope Botanical Garden is a non profit, 501(c)(3) organization