Summertime Gardening

July 16, 2010 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

This week we were able to actually get some gardening tasks completed.  The rain we received earlier in the week gave everyone a break from watering.  With extra help from VCU students and Capital Ale House volunteers garden beds were weeded and dead foliage was removed from many plants which will enable rain to soak more easily into the soil.  Shrubs were pruned of dead wood and relieved of choking summer vines.   Fallen leaves were raked and placed in the compost pile.  The Japanese Garden paths were raked and many other paths were blown clean of debris.   Maymont is looking  much better today than it did a week ago.   Hopefully the worst of this summer’s weather is behind us.  Funny how 92 degrees is now perceived differently.  -Peggy Singlemann, Director of Horticulture

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Mid July in the Herb Garden Sweet Basil flourishes in the Maymont Herb Garden

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