Happy spring! The marsh marigolds are just starting to bloom in my rain garden, which reminds me it’s time to get out an announcement about two events in May hosted by Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes – Arrowhead Chapter.
- Wednesday May 28 will be a great night to gather and meet each other, work in the garden and learn at our chapter community garden located on the Duluth Lakewalk a few blocks east of Fitgers, just across the pedestrian bridge from First Lutheran Church. Bring a lawn chair and dress for the weather. We will provide heavy snacks & lemonade.The schedule for the evening looks like this:
4:30 – 5:30 garden maintenance early time slot – come one, come all, bring a little weeding hand tool or a big edging shovel or just your gloves and we will provide the weeds to pull and perhaps a plant or two to plant
5:30 – 6:00 garden tour
6:00 – 6:30ish Heather Wright Wendel and Carol Andrews will explain the “hugelkultur” concept that can be used to create a type of raised bed for vegetables, orchards (ala Duluth Grill), and could be used for native plants too (http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/ )
6:30 – 7:30ish another garden maintenance time slot
See the event page for directions.
- The Annual DGFS Plant Sale is coming up May 31, with the official start time of 8:00 AM at the Rose Garden on London Road. In addition to shoppers we need plants to sell and people to help sell or just share information on native plants, their benefits and Wild Ones. Do you have time to help at the sale? Plants you can divide in your yard or spares grown from seed? Please contact us if you answered yes to either question. Thanks to Dan Schutte we will have approx 200 swamp milkweed plants Dan grew from seed for sale at great prices.See the event page for directions.