Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day weekend

Busy weekend for Madison Square Garden. When I left for work at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Muhammad was in the garden hard at work.

Planted the mustard greens and carrots, along with some coneflowers and landscaping on the corner. Hoping the little pumpkins will take, along with the sunflowers near the tree stump.

Started the compost pile and cut the grass. Steve dropped off some landscaping timbers, and Mitch dropped off the picnic table so there's a nice spot to sit in the shade.

Which might be nice with the near-record heat for Memorial Day. Hoping to get more flowers planted, and maybe the raspberries when evening arrives.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Madison Square Garden is now open.

What began as imagination almost two years ago is now the new Unity Garden, at the corner of Madison and Walsh streets on South Bend's near east side.

So far, we've planted the tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers and corn.

I forgot -- and the beans, and some onions.

But there's plenty more planting to do, especially with all the rain this spring.

Volunteer times are 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and 4 to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

If you just want to visit, stop by and check it out.