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what's coming up in your garden?

From: gina
Sent on: Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:38 PM
Hello Gardeners!
Tons of cleaning up to do,  but the Magnolia is blooming, Solemon's Seal and a beautiful blue Hosta poking thru the mulch, Husker Red Penstemon, Black Elderberry, a variety of dwarf Phloxes, several Willows-
Sanders Purple Plum, and 2 Redbuds in bud-
Perennial herbs coming back like Sage, Thyme, Rosemary-
The Japanese Maples starting to leaf out, a Fatsia Japonica that needs transplanting-
What's happening  where you are?
Please chime in!
Genata and Steven

From: Josh <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, April 12,[masked]:31 PM
Subject: [roofdeck] Seed Exchange, Extra seeds, and new Tree Beds..... Adding color to my 'nabe

Hi All,
This past weekend Leslie hosted a seed exchange.  We had a great turnout with over 20 people and many members attended. Lots of people brought extra seeds and everyone left with something new to plant.
I saved all the extra seed packets for our next meetup and decided to use some of them to add a little color to my own little corner of Crown Heights.
Recently, the city created large tree beds, added tree's and then added beautiful wrought-iron guards around each tree bed in my 'nabe.  For some reason, the tree beds attract a lot of garbage.   I figure that if the beds have flowers, ANY flowers, people might not throw garbage in them.
During the recent rain storm, I planted lots of seeds that were leftover from the Seed Exchange:  Morning Glory, Gomphrena, Hollyhock, Purple Cornflower and anything else.  I know that Morning glory chokes everything but I figure some color is better than garbage.  Stay tuned for pics and a big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed Seeds during the exchange (especially the big bag of morning glory).

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