April 23, 2007
A note from Vicki:
Ken would be writing this newsletter note, but he's out trying to rescue his garden. Last Monday (following the Nor'easter), the worst yet flood swept across the island--the garden became the river for two days.
Click here to view a brief video Ken shot of the "event."
It would be nice, I suppose, if the alluvial discharge brought delicious, nutritious additives to the garden - but it doesn't. Sand and sticks, logs, even rocks washed over the wall. Ken found a concrete block in the middle of the cropped meadow.
So, that's where he is; in between editing his next book and getting ready for the Delaware Center for Horticulture's 27th annual Rare Plant Auction® to be held at Longwood Gardens this coming weekend--where Ken will make his presentation as this year's Celebrated Plant Expert.
As stated on their web site: "The Rare Plant Auction® benefits the Delaware Center for Horticulture's Community Garden Program which sustains and encourages community gardening projects throughout neighborhoods of Wilmington, Delaware, transforming lots and streets into inspired garden spaces infused with community pride.
Through collaboration with neighborhood groups, social service, municipal and government agencies, DCH strives to generate cooperative revitalization of city blocks, roadsides, parks and open spaces. Our Community Gardens, Public Landscapes and Tree Programs go far beyond the physical improvement of air, water and beautiful places." Please visit their web site to learn more about this worthy, non-profit organization.
If you click on these words, you can listen to Ken talk about the auction...and more (he gives some great tips for "making more plants" from those already growing in your garden).