Category Archives: Preparing the Site

Digging in the Dirt: Session One

On June 27, 2012 our first session opened at the Bournelyf Special camp. Our first day teachers were Diane Roberts, Craig Rybinski, and Tom Bare. Assisting were Marian Post and Lynn Markealli. Campers spent the morning adding amendments to the … Continue reading

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Laying Out the Garden

Everything ┬áLaid Out It’s the 4th of July and it is moving day for the plants that Taryn, Gail and Barb have all been babysitting for several months. Next week we will hold the Session on Perennials and the following … Continue reading

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The Grass is Dead!

It took six weeks, but the grass is dead and ready to for the rototiller! We were a bit worried for a while because the grass seemed to be continuing to grow. Perhaps the last week of warm sunshine did … Continue reading

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Step Two: Killing the Grass

Today’s task at the Bournelyf Butterfly Garden location was to lay down heavy landscape fabric over the existing grass. Although this method does not achieve quick results, it is a simple, pesticide free way to eliminate grass from the area … Continue reading

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Earth Day Groundbreaking

Earth Day was a drizzly, chilly, rainy day in Chester County but that didn’t stop the long awaited groundbreaking from taking place. Our determined Butterfly Garden Team and other Master Gardeners who turned out to support our efforts (Thank You!), … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking

Earth Day this year is April 22. The mission of this group is to protect and preserve our environment. The Bournelyf Butterfly Garden Team thought this would be the perfect day to kick off the start of our garden. At … Continue reading

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Stump Removal

In preparing for the garden, one of the things that needed to be done, was to remove a stump from our site. Tom Bare graciously volunteered. Here is his account of the project. I was able to dig out the … Continue reading

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