Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Today was day 4 for volunteering at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce Florida. Today was a very good day too!! Brandan and I arrived the earliest we have yet at 10:30 am and were instructed to brighten up the rear entrance to the Palm walk a little more.

We jumped right in and started pulling out Oyster Plants and Jasmine to start with. First we cut everything back and then dug everything left out of the ground. After we dumped a few loads we dug out 2 unknown trees. We then trimmed the Sea Grape hammock back a little so you don't get hit in the head by low hanging branches. Now when you look through the Sea Grape Hammock you can see a Silk Floss Tree standing at the other end looking very strong!! We pulled up some more ferns to widen the path a little more too! And we also trimmed back some of the Crape Myrtle branches that were hanging a little to low. After we were done trimming everything it was time to rake up the mess!! We lost track of time today while recreating the rear entrance, when we finally finished and looked at the clock it was 3:00pm. It took us close to 5 hours to complete our renovation but it was well worth it!!

The following pictures are before and after pictures of today's project. The first 5 pictures are today's before shots, the three after that are the afters and the last two are back to back before and afters from the same spot!! Enjoy!!


Helen said...

How satisfying - I bet you really enjoy doing this work