Monday, June 30, 2008

Volunteer Love Day

So the cat is out of the bag. Anyone who read yesterday's Sentinel knows that the big secret was that the Tamarisk Coalition got a chunk of change to clean up Watson Island. That is great news. Tamarisk isn't a huge problem in the Gardens, we have some around our ponds and some frustratingly enough in a part of the Gardens where there is NO WATER. Tim and Clarke do a fantastic job and I'm really looking forward to working with them on this project.

The other big thing that happened today was the volunteer luncheon. It was nice. Not near as many people showed up we have volunteering but it was a great party. Shirley did a fantastic job of putting it all together. It was nice having lunch and chatting with everybody. Plus, somebody brought in a flat of snow in summer for the Gardens. What is cool about it is that it is the pink variety.

So, I was over at a friend's house last night and it seems like those adorable pink berries I was trying to identify are service berries. I haven't keyed them out or anything so don't go chowing down on them just yet. No, that isn't some clever ploy so that I get all the ripe ones. ;)

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