New Season at the Garden, March 28, 2015
This morning, a small but intrepid group braved sun and blue skies to tackle our perennial project at the Red Rocks Native Garden, and see what Mother Nature had in store for us this year. Little green was showing, except for those ubiquitous weeds we thought we had pulled last year!
Once we really got into it, though, we found signs of spring even in the plants we weren’t ripping out of the ground. Our Golden Currant is starting to bloom, and many others, from Beebalm to Roses and Golden Banner, are peeking out from under a layer of litter and mulch. Orchardgrass continues to be our nemesis, as does the delightful little filaree, already blooming.
By the end of the morning, we’d accumulated at least three bags of weeds, reflagged many of the tiny native plants just poking up, and given ourselves a start on another season at Red Rocks. This year at last, we expect the interpretive garden signs to be installed, and that will bring a bit of focus to our efforts.
Thanks to all those, present and absent, who keep the dream of the native garden alive and especially to those who keep showing up to help make it happen!
(p.s. Happy birthdays to Jim and Susan!!)