Did you know that this beautiful garden is almost totally maintained with volunteer labor?  Every Friday morning from 9:00 to noon a small group of very hard-working volunteers does the “dirty work”…the weeding, the pruning, the sweeping and raking…and we need help.  I might just say that if you love to work in a beautiful garden, if you have skills or if you want to develop skills, if you like the idea of contributing to a fascinating historic resource in your community… consider joining this merry band.  Just showing up to take some photos I’ve learned a thing or two from this group. Think about it…WE NEED YOU.

So here’s what they were up to this week plus a report on some of the ongoing projects I’ve been reporting on.

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One project this week was work on the bricks which need cleaning and re-sanding…

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the big problem is the Aegopodium…it’s everywhere…

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The boxwood is beginning to regrow…!

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and Woody has built a very ingenious tool cupboard in his work area…

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Woody's cupboard

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The new Oak Tree has some leaves!

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See you Friday morning…PLEASE!!