Spring Plant Sale – Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Roslindale Farmers Market

Roslindale Green & Clean will be having a plant sale on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9 am to 1:30 pm at the Roslindale Farmers Market in Adams Park.

Divisions and seedlings from our members’ gardens will be for sale at very reasonable prices.

Take a look at these very special arisaema (jack-in-the-pulpit) donated by Claudia Harris – Roslindale grown and almost never available at this size. Though they have already finished blooming this year, they still look amazing!

We will raffle off two arisaema as well as a lovely birdhouse shown below.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Birdhouse

Thursday, March 24, 2016 – Armchair Garden Tour

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Roslindale Green & Clean will present, “Armchair Garden Tour, A Breath of Summer in the Middle of Winter.

This presentation, at Roslindale House (120 Poplar Street, a short walk down Poplar Street from the Roslindale Branch Library), will offer a photo tour of Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University, North Carolina.

The program will begin at 7:00 pm.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Join us for a pleasant evening reminding us that winter is not forever.

March 2016 Armchair Garden Tour Presentation Announcement

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Armchair Garden Tour

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Roslindale Green & Clean will present, “Armchair Garden Tour, A Breath of Summer in the Middle of Winter.

This presentation, at Roslindale House (120 Poplar Street, a short walk down Poplar Street from the Roslindale Branch Library), will offer a photo tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Ladew Topiary Gardens in Maryland.

The program will begin at 7:00 pm.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Join us for a pleasant evening reminding us that winter is not forever.

(And keep an eye out here for information on another upcoming Armchair Garden Tour presentation in March.)

February 2016 Armchair Garden Tour Presentation Announcement

Gardening in the Square (Season’s End) – Daffodil Bulb Planting – Sunday, November 1, 2015

RG&C volunteers met at Adams Park on Sunday, November 1, 2015 to plant 450 daffodil bulbs provided by Boston Parks & Recreation.

Next spring keep an eye out for the appearance of some lovely daffodils in Adams Park, at the Roslindale Branch Library, and at the traffic islands at Belgrade Ave and Corinth Street.

 

2015 Daffodil Bulb Planters

2015 Daffodil Bulb Planters Joan and Jeff

2015 Daffodil Planting

2015 Daffodil Planting

Congratulations to Roslindale Winners in Mayor’s 2015 Garden Contest

While Roslindale Green & Clean works on keeping public green spaces in Roslindale attractive, Roslindale residents are making and keeping their own properties attractive.

Residents from our community won seven awards for their gardens (gardens in bold were on the Roslindale Green & Clean 2015 Garden Tour) in the Mayor’s 2015 Garden Contest which invited gardeners across the city to enter:

Shade Garden
First Place: Ngaio Schiff, Roslindale
Second Place: Cheryl Crawford, Roslindale

Small Yard Garden
Third Place: Katherine Stevenson, Roslindale

Medium Yard Garden
First Place: Kenneth Aubert, Roslindale

Large Yard Garden
First Place: Joyce and Richard Chalfin, Roslindale
Third Place: Sandra Kautz, Roslindale

Vegetable or Herb Garden
First Place: Aspasia Bakolas, Roslindale.

Our congratulations to everyone across the city who received recognition in this annual contest and to everyone who submitted their garden to the contest. You don’t have to receive an award to know how much you enjoy your own garden.

Landscape Express Helps Keep Roslindale Green & Clean

Our thanks to Landscape Express on American Legion Highway in Roslindale for their generous donation of 3 cubic yards of (Black Forest) mulch delivered to Taft Hill green space in Roslindale Village. Thanks to City Councilor Tim McCarthy, who requested the donation on behalf of RG&C. But we couldn’t have put the mulch to good use without all the RG&C volunteers who shoveled and spread it at Taft Hill Terrace and Savage Mini Park. Thanks to all involved, both sites look great!

Our volunteers started with this:
Taft Hill Terrace Mulch Delivery

Through their efforts,
Taft Hill Terrace Mulching

the mulch now enhances the look of the Taft Hill green space, helps keep down weeds, and helps retain moisture in the soil for the plantings.
Taft Hill Terrace Mulched

Landscape Express’ generous donation let RG&C mulch a large swath of Savage Minipark along with all of the Taft Hill green space.
Taft Hill Terrace Mulched

2015 Roslindale Garden Tour May Be Just a Pleasant Memory …

but the people who made it possible continue to work on beautifying Roslindale’s public green spaces.

The 2015 Roslindale Garden Tour Committee:
Roslindale Garden Tour Committee

And please remember our 2015 Garden Tour Sponsors and RG&C Supporters

Gold Sponsors – $1,000

Linda Burnett, RealtorĀ® Keller Williams Realty/Boston-Metro
Linda Burnett, RealtorĀ® Keller Williams Realty/Boston-Metro

Christie Dustman & Company, Growing Gardens for 16 Years
Christie Dustman & Company, Growing Gardens for 16 Years

Mahoney’s Garden Centers: A family-run home and garden center with 8 retail locations in Winchester, Tewksbury, Wayland, Concord, Brighton, Falmouth, Osterville and Chelmsford
Mahoney's Garden Centers

Silver Sponsors – $500

Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc
Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc

Meetinghouse Bank
Meetinghouse Bank - Serving the Community for over 100 Years

Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife

a Yard & a Half Landscaping – Enriching lives with beautiful outdoor spaces
a Yard & a Half Landscaping

Other Generous Sponsors

Birch St. House & Garden – Hand curated for you, your home, your garden
Birch St House & Garden - Hand curated for you, your home, your garden

Joanne Rossman – Purveyor of the Unnecessary and the Irresistible
Joanne Rossman - Purveyor of the Unnecessary and the Irresistible

Sacred Heart Parish, A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Boston
Sacred Heart Parish, A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Boston

Jon Goodhue Architect Craftsman
16 Lee Hill Rd
Boston, MA 02131
(617) 323-6997

Dedham Whole Foods Market at Legacy Place
Whole Foods Market

Gardening in the Square

Thank you to the volunteers who once again in 2014 enabled Roslindale Green & Clean to maintain our plantings in Roslindale Village.

Special thanks to Stephen Smith for the work he has done to make and keep Savage Mini Park such an attractive spot in Roslindale.