Karen needs more help in the garden ....
There have been quite a few folks coming out to help at Karen's Cat Lady's Garden, but there is still tons left to do! She is open to people stopping by when they can - not just on Sundays. If any of you can put in some time over the next couple of weeks, she would greatly appreciate it!
What needs done now:
*Cut back the day lilies as close to ground as possible
*Pull up weeds and tree seedlings that have sprouted
*Cut back other deciduous plants in the beds
*Pull up any grass that has taken over the beds (one in particular has gone crazy with grass!)
*Put all clippings into garbage bags and put out at her curb for trash pickup
If there is still time before snows begin/settle in, she could also use help spreading manure compost - but she hasn't gotten this picked up yet, due to the other stuff needing done first.
She has some tools there, but anyone is welcomed to bring their own desired tools. She has some garbage bags, but could probably use some donations of them as well.
Please PM me for directions (but she lives in Aurora off of 70 and Cambridge Rd) and her phone number (so you can give her a call to tell her what day/time you'll be coming). If folks could reply to this thread as well, then we can get a better idea of when people are going, how many, and status of work left to be done.
If you have any other ideas, or contacts, for helping with this work please toss your thoughts out here! A couple of us were wondering if her garden could be a school project, but if the volunteers are teens they would need to be carefully supervised as we wouldn't want the wrong things getting cut back or pulled out.