We’re in the last throes of winter so we need some inspiration to remind us spring is on the way. To that end, Roslindale Green & Clean is hosting an Armchair Gardening presentation on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Roslindale House (120 Poplar Street). This breath of spring or summer near the end of winter takes us on a tour of the du Pont gardens of Delaware and Brandywine Valley in Pennsylvania – Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Nemours, Mt. Cuba, and Eleutherian Mills.
With our 2018 gardening efforts finishing up, we’ve started work on our major 2019 effort – a new Roslindale Garden Tour.
The 2019 tour will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019. It will feature six exceptional gardens in several neighborhoods of Roslindale.
We need volunteers to help with the tour, with tasks ranging from helping with winter/spring publicity, selling tickets at the Farmer’s Market in the weeks before the tour, and to working on Tour day to take tickets at the Tour gardens.
As our 2018 planting season winds down, we’ll be planting bulbs at both Adams Park and Alexander the Great Park. Join us at Adams Park on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 10:00 am for this final bit of gardening.
Anyone who can knows, or can figure out, how to dig a hole with a trowel, drop a bulb in the hole, and then cover the hole back over can help with this work so feel free to join us.
We’re still working on the end-of-summer garden chores necessary to the healthy overwintering of our green spaces. On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, we’ll do weeding and deadheading at Savage Mini-park and on the slope of the Roslindale Village Commuter Rail Station facing Belgrade Avenue.
We welcome anyone who wants to lend a hand in grooming these spaces for the winter.
As we reach the end of summer, we are doing the gardening work required to prepare for late fall and winter. We’ll be weeding and deadheading plants at Taft Hill Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (days are getting shorter so our gardening ours change to reflect that). Time allowing, we will do some work at Adams Park across the street as well.
This article by Dan Burden, Blue Zones Director of Innovation and Inspiration, and the nation’s most recognized authority on walkability, bicycle & pedestrian programs, street corridor & intersection design, traffic flow and calming, and road diets, reminds us why we need trees around us.
Renovations at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library, which include eliminating the green spaces outside the library, are scheduled to start this fall. In advance of the destruction of the garden at the library, RG&C wanted to save as many plantings as possible, using them at other parts of the square or setting them aside for future use or sale.
We had the good fortune to have the services of several Boston University students to help with the work of digging up plants and shrubs at the library and, for the items being replanted immediately, lugging them over to Adams Park and Taft Hill Park and then planting them in their new locations.
Thank you to the students who took time from settling into life at BU to help us get this work done.
The next round of gardening work in the Square has changed date and location.
On Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm we will work on the small green space planted at Lee Hill Road and Washington Street across from Healy Field weeding and cleaning up the vinca bed there.
As always, we welcome anyone to join us in keeping green space in Roslindale Square attractive and healthy.
On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, we will meet at the Alexander the Great Park and the traffic islands at Robert and Corinth Streets and Belgrade Ave. to do our usual gardening work.
We’re delighted to have anyone who wants to get their hands dirty join us to keep these public green spaces looking good.