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Chatham Mills Pollinator Habitat Project Photos

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Photos and text by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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laying stone

There were a few trouble spots between the beds – areas that were often wet and muddy where grass never grew. The crew put down some Chapel Hill grit and stepping stones to improve those areas.

Pepe lays rock

Pepe lays stone at the steps leading into Chatham Marketplace.

finished bed by store entrance

Here’s the finished entrance. Didn’t they do a great job?

corner bed

This is the corner where we planted an oakleaf hydrangea, a native possum haw Viburnum, blueberries, and lots of cool perennials.

finished bed

Here’s a view of the long bed by the ramp leading into Chatham Marketplace. I have been so tickled by the level of interest and enthusiasm from Chatham Marketplace shoppers over the past week as they comment on our progress. I hope that folks will feel pride and ownership in our garden – it belongs to all of us! We will need lots of help taking care of it in the beginning – especially taking care not to let kids and dogs run through it while it is getting established.

finished beds

A view from the driveway.

long bed in front

I chose plants that will bloom spring, summer, fall, and some even in the winter. Now all of these newly planted plants can spend the winter putting new roots out and starting to get established in their new home which is much better than a pot…

Phase II:

dumping compost

A load of compost goes down first to help create a healthy soil environment that will enable the plants to thrive.

Garden volunteers plant shrubs and perennials in the parking lot island bed in mid-May, 2009. A few more plants were planted in the fall of 2009.
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