Garden of Merit 2008

by Josh on December 30, 2008 · 3 comments

in garden,Journal

With a new wave of snow falling outside, it was delightful to open the big manilla envelope from Metro Blooms in today’s mail and see that we had received a Garden of Merit certificate for the second year in a row.  

Metro  Blooms recognizes and encourages citizen gardening in boulevards, front yards and other publicly visible locations.  Considering the number of truly lovely landscape and boulevard gardens around town I’m sincerely honored we were recognized.  

Our improvements to the landscape in 2008 included:

Now that I finally have a strategy for success with the windowbox, 2009 should see this place looking better than ever.  But not too soon– there are still a few more months of wintery weather to get through first.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jenni December 30, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Congrats on the Garden of Merit Award.

And um….. we had a mouse in the house who’s last meal was peanut butter.


Josh December 30, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Thanks, Jenni. You’re having better luck with your mice than I am. They are ignoring the peanut buttered snap traps, the glue traps and the poison– and doing so with impunity. Though I haven’t seen one for a few days now…


Sandy January 1, 2009 at 11:50 am

Congratulations! Love that snowed-in Garden of Merit! I can’t wait until spring to see the window box. Happy New Year to you and yours!


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