a parking lot story
Adopted by the Hastings Vine Squad
Northeast Corner of Zinsser Commuter Lot, Adopted by the Hastings Vine Squad in 2021
←This picture shows the area overgrown with porcelain berry vine. Nothing else can live underneath it, except some early-showing invasive plants. It looked a mess!
The Vine Squad cut back the vines that were imperiling the trees just to the south. We dug up lots of viney roots and cleared the site in January 2021.
Thanks to volunteers watering the garden in the intense summer heat, it's coming along!
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April, 2021: we were greeted by a carpet of that local nemesis: lesser celandine, which we dug up.
June 2021: we planted bare-root seedlings from DEC: native witch hazel, dogwood and ninebark, tubing the witch hazel and dogwood from deer, and added some sturdy native flowers, such as violets, asters, echinacea & goldenrod plus a catmint (not native). All were donated from gardens in Hastings.