A finch takes advantage of the last lingering sunflowers
The hedgerow we all planted earlier is thriving
Yesterday, June 5, 2010 we began planting the beginning of our hedgerow! It's been a long time coming and it was very satisfying to finally put some plants into the ground . We planted a few roses, a lot of red and yellow willows, Service Berry, Dogwoods, Nine bark and other appropriate native shrubs. We planted 3 rows of 375 feet long and spaced the plants out 4 feet apart with 5 like plants in a row before skipping to another variety. The planting plan was provided by the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District. http://www.conservationdistrict.org/
In all we planted about 280 plants. Below are a few photos of our beautiful day.
This trailer was filled two times.
We accomplished a lot with just a few
people. The plants were propagated
last year by Americorps volunteer Aulani Johnson and taken care of by CSA's Laura Masterson and her crew.
At the end of the day we had lots of empty pots,
a lot of sore muscles, and a huge accomplishment!
Walking the line of plants and making sure the plants were properly placed! Doesn't it look great? Thanks to the CSA"S Laura Masterson of 47th Avenue Farm. http://www.47thavefarm.com/ and the City of Lake Oswego's Park and RecreationDepartment.