Sunday, March 27, 2011

A beginning and Spring cleaning

So.  For two years we volunteered with the Riverside Park Fund working a couple of hours here and there on weekends up and down the Park from the 90's up to the Manhattanville Viaduct.  For most of that time we lived on 115th St. subletting a Columbia University faculty apartment.  In the Summer of 2010 we moved to Tiemann Place. We worked several times with the wonderful group maintaining the garden at the Western end of Tiemann when we were offered responsibility for the garden on the Eastern (Morningside) side of Grant's Tomb.  The space had been neglected for some time. We spend some hours in the Fall of 2010 pulling stuff out, cutting stuff back, cleaning up, and planting bulbs.  Loot at the picture above, behind the mosaic to see the jungle we have to beat into submission.

in February and March we picked up a lot of trash and branches downed from the Plane trees this winter, and today we raked up leaves.

The snow drops are done, the crocuses suffered from the late snow and cold weather, but the daffodils and tulips are looking good, and the snowy wet winter should be good for the garden,  Shrubs and trees are beginning to bud and we will soon see what the garden looks like in leaf and flower.