Bellevue Demonstration Garden in 2011

The snow has come and gone while the volunteers at BDG have been busy since the closing of the garden in October, planning and preparing for the 2011 garden year.  Already in 2011 Master Gardeners have had two general meetings and several Steering Committee meetings.  The seeds have been ordered and delivered, garden assignments and responsibilities are almost complete, materials have been ordered to outfit the old greenhouse with a new covering in preparation for planting the 1000 tomatoes for the MG Plant Sale and the garden annuals, the directory/handbook is nearing completion, 43 interns from the class of 2011 have signed up following our class presentation, 9 public workshops have been presented and 1 garden tour given as we await opening day Saturday, April 2.


Bellevue Demonstration Garden, know as a “living classroom” officially opens clinic and starts bi-weekly work parties on April 2.  Greenhouse work, cleaning up from winter, preparing beds for planting and weekly workshops will keep volunteers busy. A full year of activities and events is planned.


A planned addition to the garden for 2011 will be a demonstration of screening for privacy and/or to hide unsightly areas.  Kathy Ewert, project designer has designed a wooden trellis screening to be built along the front of the compost center.  It will allow the center to be seen from the entrance to the garden and yet hide some of the compost bins and allow for plants to trellis up the south side.  Included with the plantings will be a small memorial tree on the east end.


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