With our ying yang weather, our citrus orchards are producing their fragrant flowers and the butterflies and honey bees are taking full advantage of the nectar in our Dauphine Community Garden. Meanwhile, across the neighborhood in our Butterfly Island on our Florida lots, the monarch butterfly caterpillar devours milkweed.
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Meet the newest addition to our Dauphine Community Orchard! A fig tree, generously donated by Stephanie Bruno, has found a home in our citrus orchard. Stephanie is a free lance writer and ardent supporter of the Lower 9th Ward Community. She helped to facilitate the donation of this property and wrote the recent article in the Advocate. Heart felt thanks to Stephanie and to all of our donors who give so much!
Weeding garden beds in our subtropical summers can be overwhelming and hot! Take these easy steps (like we did in our Dauphine Community Garden) to reduce your weeding in an environmentally friendly way and increase your summer fun time!
Cut or pull grass/weeds in your garden bed; lay down overlapping layers of newspaper (at least 10 pages thick) leaving space around the plants you wish to keep; you can wet the newspaper to help keep it in place; then cover the newspaper with at least two to three inches of the mulch of your choice (but not cypress!).
Now get out there and have some fun!
See more photos of all the industrious Historic Green volunteers accomplished Historic Green 2015