The SW Queen Anne Greenbelt presented us with leafy native plants, much grown since the last time we’ve seen them. A dedicated group of Forest Stewards, some of whom live nearby, are supported by the Green Seattle Partnership in restoring this neighborhood hillside forest.
We prepared the plantings for summer by working on mulch and weed suppression. Coffee bag burlap sacks were overlapped around plants, particularly the high-value young conifers which grow more slowly. They we covered them with a ring of mulch. The large hillside site creates a good bit of work in hauling mulch from the road access point. The wheelbarrow picks up such a speed that all must clear the bath as it barrels downhill! I’m sure we’ll be back to work on this neat site again.