Gardening in the Square – Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Do you want to help Roslindale look its best? If you enjoy gardening and would like to meet and work with other residents, join us on Tuesday, September 15 for an hour-long Gardening in the Square session at the Roslindale Branch Library (beginning at 6:00 pm).

Bring gloves, a pruner, and/or a trowel if you have them. At 7:00, after our session, we’ll adjourn to Jimmies’ for an ice cream or other treat on us.

Note that if it’s raining heavily or extremely hot, we may have to postpone the session.

For more information, please e-mail us at rgc.plantsale@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Roslindale Branch Library.

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:

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.