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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Flower Power - Tulip Planting This Sunday

Back in 2009, Frank Asher of Old City Green and I got together to organize the first Shaw Main Streets tulip planting on 9th Street. It’s been such a pleasure to see the blocks in bloom each spring since, and the plantings have proven to be fun community efforts.

This Sunday (October 30, 2011) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be the third annual tulip planting on 9th Street. And this year is our most ambitious bulb planting yet -- we're planting thousands of tulips in tree boxes in the 1300 to 1900 blocks of 9th Street, NW (we're also weeding, mulching and putting down chicken wire to protect the bulbs from squirrels), with a heavy focus on boxes north of Rhode Island Avenue (which have never been the subject of our plantings).

To carry out this year’s project, we need help! If you’d like to make Shaw bloom for years to come, then plan on meeting up with neighbors and business owners at Old City Green (902 N Street, NW) at 10 a.m. to get started (late comers welcome too...). Bring your own gloves and tools; bulbs, other supplies and refreshments will be provided.

We are also in need of financial sponsors for the event. $55 covers the cost of the bulbs, soil and mulch for 1 box.

Contact me ( for more information or to make a donation to the event.

Third Annual Ninth Street Tulip Planting
Sunday, October 30, 2011 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meet at Old City Green (902 N Street, NW)


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