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May 24, 2014 / mountainparks

Out-of-sync May workday

We thought it might be quieter this weekend at Red Rocks than next weekend, when Bassnectar arrives, so we moved our garden workday up a week. For the most part, we were right, and had a quiet productive day with the regular garden crew and a couple new trainees. (Thanks, James and Justin, for joining in and for putting up with us!)

Susan1292As we’re coming to expect this time of year, the garden was going great guns and the weeds were even further ahead! Here’s Susan, surveying a field of grass—sometimes it’s hard to know where to start!

By the end of our weeding session, we’d made quite a mess. For the most part, we cleaned up after ourselves. And we had a few areas of relatively open plantings to show for our morning’s work.

Chris looks on as the bride dashes through, wading through the weeds. Hey, no one told us there was a wedding!

Chris looks on as the bride dashes through, wading through the weeds. Hey, no one told us there was a wedding!

Did someone say weeding? Er, wedding?
We had dodged the concert, but things got lively when the groom got left behind during a photo shoot, and ran through the garden looking for his wedding! Then the bride went missing. She shortly turned up, in a mad dash through our piles of weeds with her wedding party. Now we see what bridesmaids are for– keeping her dress out of those muddy weeds we’d pulled!


Mike wields the shovel as Cy supervises digging and the cactus wait patiently.

Mike wields the shovel as Cy supervises digging and the cactus waits patiently.

We plant a cactus!
Today was the day to replant the hedgehog cactus, salvaged on March 28 from the front of the Trading Post where the landscape is undergoing reconstruction. We have high hopes that this remnant of the original cactus garden will settle happily into its new location, despite being “on hold” for several weeks.

Earlier this month, we planted several dozen new plants. Check them out in our New May plantings post.

Formal portrait wraps up a busy morning. Left to right: Mike, Susan, Cy, James, Chris, Justin, Jim, Sally, and Ron. Thanks, team!!

Formal portrait wraps up a busy morning. Left to right: Mike, Susan, Cy, James, Chris, Justin, Jim, Sally, and Ron. Thanks, team!!


Our traditional photo of the crew shows how happy they are with their accomplishments, however exhausted and unkempt at the end of the morning session. Thanks, team!! Superb job!

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