- Saying Goodby to Inge Dulaney
- Orchard Update
- Rosedale Flower Station
- July Work Day – July 16th
- Website Updates
- Helpful Articles
It is with sadness that we share the passing of a long time Rosedale gardener, Inge Dulaney. Inge was an enthusiastic gardener and friend from the late 90’s until around 2015. She is still remembered for the basil pesto she would donate to our harvest sales and for her famous rhubarb spritzer, a refreshing drink she would also make for our sales.
To honor Inge, we offer her spritzer recipe.
24 stalks rhubarb-cut medium fine(food processor)
In a big pot, cover rhubarb with water, bring to boil for 15 minutes plus to very soft
Strain the pulp
It should yield about 3 quarts
In a separate pot, bring to boil
2 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar
Add 1 cup lemon juice
1 cup pineapple juice
About 1/2 juice
1/2 club soda or sparkling water
Serve over ice
We were able to get lots done on our workday this weekend, and the trees are looking great. We finished the irrigation system with the spaghetti lines, so we can water now without a bucket, yay!
We watered and fertilized the berry patch (thanks Courtney). We addressed the wooly apple aphid problem on the northern apple tree (thanks Jeff). We sprayed the apples and pears for codling moth (thanks Maxwell and Ava). Trees are all now tagged if you’re curious what they are. There’s fruit type, specific variety, and rootstock (fruit trees grow on roots of other trees to instill longevity, size, or disease resistance), on aluminum tags around trunks.
Mark your calendars: Joel, the arborist, will be visiting the garden on Wed July 13th from 4:30p to 6:30p. Please let me know if you plan to come (headcount for some refreshments) by emailing email@example.com. It’s free to come, and he’ll be able to answer any and all of your tree questions. We’ll spend most of our time looking around the orchard and talking about the trees we have, but also time for Q&A. This is open to anyone, not just the orchard team. Joel came last year, and he’s a great storyteller. I know it’s a little early start, but he has a long drive and wanted to try and avoid rush hour a little bit (and mosquitoes).
Flower Station Up and Running!
The Rosedale community flower station is officially up and running!
I’ve decided the green stakes I originally provided to mark plots for flower donation are too hard to see. If you would like to mark your plot to allow me to harvest flowers, please grab a pinwheel from the pot next to the kiosk and place it in your plot! If you would like to harvest yourself, feel free to throw together a bouquet! There’s scissors and twine on the front fence.
We are working on getting a Rosedale specific Venmo code so we can accept donations, but for now just spread the word and encourage people to stop by and grab a bouquet!
July Workday is Coming Up
Mark your calendar for our July Work Day on July 16th: 9-noon. Hope to see you there.
Website Information for Garden Teams
If you would like any additional info about your garden team (garlic, bees, etc) listed on the website, please send me your info and I will add it to the website
Pros and Cons of Straw
Fish Fertilizer Pros and Cons:
- July 16
- Aug 13
- Sept 17
- Oct 15
VOLUNTEER HOURS OPPORTUNITIES:
(record volunteer hours here)SIGN UP TO HELP WITH BOKASHI
All gardeners are asked to participate in one Bokashi session during the season. One of the Bokashi team will be present at each session to guide the process and answer any bokashi questions you may have. Each session takes about 45 minutes. To schedule your session:
- Sign in to the Hours site, https://www.trackitforward.com/site/rosedale-community-garden
- Click on the Events Sign Up tab in the top menu,
- Search through the listed Bokashi dates(it’s every Saturday)
- Click the Bokashi date that fits your schedule.
- Click on the orange Sign Up box on the right hand side and sign up.
Bee Hives contact: Brad Volin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Perennial Team & Herb Garden contact: Sarah Muntz at email@example.com
Membership and website contact: Priscilla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership@rosedalegarden.org (Priscilla, Cindy, Sarah, Liz)
News@rosedalegarden.org (Send your updates for the Monday News Email)
Mailing Address: Rosedale Community Garden PO Box 415 Englewood, Co 80151-0415
Visit us on the web at: www.rosedalegarden.org
If you have questions please email us at email@example.com
Rosedale Community Garden | PO Box 415 | Englewood | CO | 80151-0415