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:
- Adding plants from the Friends School Plant Sale
- Expanding and improving the raised vegetable bed
- Dividing mature plants and distributing them to other areas
- Building a new trellis next to the back steps
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.