Okay, NOW we can Party!
Garden Party day arrived – Saturday, October 13 – a perfect morning for a neighborhood project. Carmichael residents gathered to transform this traditional front yard into a Blue Thumb yard.
I think many of you Blue Thumb Bloggers will agree that, although we are eager to learn and often do so by reading or sitting in a classroom (which is all fine and well); however, I think we really learn by doing! There’s so much to be said for:
- Putting our hands in the soil
- Handling and learning to use irrigation parts
- Learning the correct way to install plants by digging the perfect planting hole so plants are not planted too low (an almost certain death for plants)
- Spreading wood mulch, that magical surface dressing that adds the finishing touch that ties the garden together along with all of those benefits written about in other blog postings. MULCH, mulch, mulch.
One Garden Party participant suggested that the momentum continue by working together with their neighbors to make each Carmichael garden beautiful and water efficient, one garden at a time. What a great idea! Do it!
Congratulations Carmichael Blue Thumb Neighbors!