Thanks to Francisco for relocating many of our bulbs, perennials and shrubs from around the church and campus to the front of Holy Cross School on Rumson. It looks quite beautiful. Most of the plants are several years old, so the plantings also look mature.
Additional transplants have been placed just about everywhere: along the West side of the school and surrounding the chapel.
The terrible condition of the roof gutters prevented many plantings there, since the sheets of water cascading onto the ground destroyed plants and washed away mulch. Now that the gutters have been repaired and we don't anticipate any scaffolds along the front of the school anytime soon, we can plant the stretch along Rumson Road properly.
Fr. Manning is taking care of the microdrip irrigation for the garden, as there are no sprinklers on the South side of the campus.
All in all, minimal cost, maximal beauty! Hopefully everything will take root and bloom for many years.
Lets pray for a summer of temperate weather, not only for our gardens, but for ourselves!