We’ve learned a lot over the past couple of seasons about the gardens at Congress Square Park – what works, what doesn’t – and want to give a round of appreciative recognition to those who have pitched in to install and care for the plantings. The list of dedicated volunteers from spring planting to fall clean-up includes Noni & Charlton Ames, Ashleigh Burskey, Rosanne & Steve Graef, Joan Grant, Christine Hey, Pandora & David LaCasse, Bree Lacasse & Chris Moore, Joan Grant, Pat O’Donnell, Karen Perry and Beth Streeter.

Some of the planting areas have been more successful than others and we’ll be concentrating on those conducive spots more next season. We’ve just put things to bed for the winter, but they’ll reawaken in May!

Over the next several months, we’ll also be working with renowned horticulturalist Patrick Cullina, a member of the CS design team, on the planting lists for the new redesign for Congress Square. Patrick will begin to discuss an initial plant list at the December 15th meeting of the CS Redesign and Public Art project. Join us from 5:30-7:30 at the Westin Hotel’s Longfellow room.

If  any of the gardening tasks of planting, weeding, watering, deadheading and general tidying up appeal to you, plan to join the gardening team in 2017 to help make a botanical splash at Congress Square Park!

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