Garden Workday June 1 (and 2/4 swans)

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We had a successful gardening day on a warm Saturday morning.  Dead grasses and weeds were removed, wood chips were spread on the garden paths, Anise Hyssop was replanted, Japanese knotweed was cut back from the path opposite the garden.  New native plants (steeple bush and cardinal flower) were added to replace the invasive plants that were removed previously. We had eight people working this morning:  Alex, Peg, Stephan, Ann, George, Jenifer, Johanna, David There was also a bit of swan drama as the work was getting started.  A pair of swans flew over and landed in the Reservoir.  The resident male was not very happy about the newcomers.  After a bit of back and forth and a few harsh words the new pair flew away.
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Garden Workday – Saturday May 18

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Garden workday Saturday May 18 had a small turnout but got a lot done.  Lots of weeding was accomplished in the shady side garden removing bittercress and other invasive weeds.   Planted some Blue Lobdela too.  Participants were Sage, Jenifer, Johanna and David. Will have to schedule another garden day soon. [caption id="attachment_1836" align="alignnone" width="640"] Spring flowers in the shady garden[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1837" align="alignnone" width="640"] Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle found in the Res shady garden.[/caption] See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milkweed_leaf_beetle  
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