JUNE 20 -- PREPARING THE PLANTER BOXES
Woodminster's Board of Directors is a hardworking and enthusiastic group of volunteers who (among many other things) put a lot of time into improving and maintaining the amphitheater. The planter boxes in the picnic area above the stage were the subject of work days on June 20 and June 27. This is being done as a cooperative project between the Advisory Board, the Hillside Gardeners, and Patrons of the Woodminster Musicals.
Below L to R, Board Member Merrilee Mitchell, Landscape Architect Tricia Christopher, Woodminster Manager Harriet Schlader, Board Member Richard Wren.
Volunteers lay newspapers over the dirt (to discourage weeds) and lay mulch on top of that, in preparation for replanting.
Below, Tina Ferguson.
Below, Peggy Stackable and Fred DeVinney.
Below, Tim Cooney, Fred DeVinney, and Peggy Stackable.
Mulch had to be put into buckets and carried, bucketload by bucketload, to the elevated picnic area. Above, Peyton Schlader helps load the buckets. Below, Tony King, Tim Cooney, and Peggy Stackable carry them through the amphitheater.
There was also plenty of weeding to be done, and work in the costume shop. (Peyton and Madison Schlader)
JUNE 27 -- PLANTING NEW PLANTS
Thank you Hillside Gardeners, Advisory Board Fix It Committee and Patons of Woodminster who donated their time and talents to replant, with native and drought resistant plants, the boxes around the picnic tables. The Fix-It Committee also repaired or rebuilt 9 picnic tables.
A special thanks to Landscape Architect, Tricia Christopher, Betty Wren, Richard Wren, Anne Woodell and Martin Mataresse. Funding from the drawing contribution made during Peter Pan will be used to pay for the plants, additional plants needed to finish the lower areas, and replace three picnic tables.
Below, Fix-It Committee Chair Richard Wren, with some new planting behind him.
Below, Landscape Architect Tricia Christopher.