Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Armchair Gardening
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Roslindale Green & Clean will present, “Armchair Gardening, 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.
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.
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 in the Mayor’s 2015 Garden Contest which invites gardeners across the city to enter:
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:
Through their efforts,
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.
Landscape Express’ generous donation let RG&C mulch a large swath of Savage Minipark along with all of the Taft Hill green space.
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:
And please remember our 2015 Garden Tour Sponsors and RG&C Supporters
Gold Sponsors – $1,000
Linda Burnett, Realtor® Keller Williams Realty/Boston-Metro
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
Silver Sponsors – $500
Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc
a Yard & a Half Landscaping – Enriching lives with beautiful outdoor spaces
Other Generous Sponsors
Birch St. House & Garden – Hand curated for you, your home, your garden
Joanne Rossman – Purveyor of the Unnecessary and the Irresistible
Sacred Heart Parish, A Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Boston
Jon Goodhue Architect Craftsman
16 Lee Hill Rd
Boston, MA 02131
Dedham Whole Foods Market at Legacy Place
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.