Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall at the Garden by The Insider

It is lights, lights, lights until Thanksgiving. Rain or shine. With the drop in temperatures and the nearing loss of water we are completing our final round of turf maintenance. The students at the CWI’s horticulture program came by to get some experience in using our equipment and get some tips on maintenance. We are happy to have the help and partner with CWI to enrich their training program. We would have preferred to also do a fall application of fertilizer; however, lean times being what they are have chosen to defer the cost. It usually takes six to nine, fifty pound bags of fertilizer to cover our turf needs, and as you know those bags are not to be had at dollar store prices. The first round of community and business volunteers have shown up to aid in light hanging and it is a welcomed sight. Given that there are only 5 full time staff gardeners we can use all the help we can get. If you or your business/organization would like to help us in this endevour feel free to contact Karen at (208) 343-8649. And with that…it’s off to hang more lights.

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