Two years ago our block unit began the effort of cleaning up a large round planter that was built by the city. It had been neglected for some time and was overgrown with weeds and randomly planted tulip bulbs.
The first year we cleaned out the weeds and pulled up most of the bulbs.
We planted a bit haphazardly the first year and decided to apply for a grant with Operation Brightside.
Operation Brightside awarded us a "Neighbors Naturescaping" grant which supplied us with primarily native perrenials for the planter. We had compost and mulch delivered from the city last fall and planted everything in October.
It was amazing to watch such small plants transform over the past year into a full perennial garden.
We will continue to maintain this planter, located at Utah & Gravois and plan to add more plants this fall.
This garden was our first attempt at laying out plans and successfully executing them. Truly, having this garden gave us inspiration to try a larger project.