When plants attack

To say that yesterday was a planting day in the WestCo courtyard would be an insulting understatement. I would go so far as to say that yesterday was probably the most outrageously fantastic crazy beautiful day the WestCo courtyard has ever seen. Our friendly neighborhood plant savant/role model Nancy dropped off over 40 plants in the late morning, and we spent the next 8-9 hours placing each one lovingly into the ground and giving it enough water and encouragement to stretch its anxious, hungry roots. We planted a new rain garden (in the North of the site), and many other types of shrubs and flowering plants. It was an adventure, one that certainly left us tired and humbled. Next up, we’ll be planting a second round of shrubs and other plants, with perhaps some native grasses in the swales, and will be getting ready to do some bold and radical trample-resistant ground cover test sites to choose the best species for broad-scale planting. Don’t forget to check out the photos from the day’s plantings!

Yesterday, Nate said that he found a kindred soul in the Elderberry by the northern rain garden. What’s your special spirit plant, and how do you celebrate it? Give us all the details in the comments below!


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