The planting and transplanting continue at The Grange. When we arrived in June, many thought the two dwarf crepe myrtles in the entrance garden at the bottom of Mansion Walk had met their demise after our grueling winter; but, we should have known that these 4-yr-olds had a lot of fight left in them. We dug around the shrub roots and there at the base was green. I hope when we go back in July, we will see some new growth on these shrubs and they will surprise us with a “just kidding” attitude.
In June we found that all the plants that we put in were doing well so the task for that month was not only the usual clean up and pruning, but transferring some of the woodland plants to fill in near some of the new plantings.
Note from the photos that some of our gardeners are standing in front of two 300-yr-old trees—a ginkgo and a cucumber magnolia. This property continues to remind us that there are not many 10-acre woodlands left untouched by development containing wonderful native plants and ancient trees. This property is under the jurisdiction of Haverford Township with oversight by Friends of The Grange.
Roy, who is the treasurer at The Grange and wears many hats is such a big help to us. He hauls the debris loaded tarps, makes sure we have enough tools and always expresses his gratitude on behalf of The Grange for our presence.
Will we see you on the first Tuesday in July?