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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tulip Planting Project Saturday, November 6 [UPDATE]

[UPDATE]  Due to this weekend's rallies on the mall, we've decided to postpone the tulip planting one week, so mark  your calendars for a morning of fun on November 6 planting tulips!

Last fall, neighbors gathered to plant over 800 tulips in the 1300, 1400 and 1500 blocks of Ninth Street. Despite an incredibly harsh winter, many of the tulips brightened up the streetscape with their beautiful red and purple blooms this spring.

When we completed last year’s planting, we announced that this year’s planting would take place north of Rhode Island Avenue.  In light of the fact that we lost more plants than anticipated, we’ve decided to supplement the tree boxes we planted last year with more tulip bulbs and defer our north-of-Rhode-Island-Avenue-planting one more year.

To that end, clear this coming Saturday morning (October 30, 2010) for a morning of tulip planting and fun with neighbors. The planting will kick off at Old City Green at 10:00 a.m. We’ll have coffee, instructions, supplies, and maybe a few tools (bring your own gloves and trowels if you have them). We’ll assign volunteers tree boxes and send everyone their way.

Please send me an email at if you can lend a hand in planting bulbs on October 30, as we need a rough headcount.

Shaw Treebox Tulip Planting
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Meet at Old City Green at 10:00 a.m.

This project is once again brought to you by Shaw Main Streets and Old City Green. If you would like to help fund this planting, please send me an e-mail; donors will be recognized.

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