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About the 6/15 Green Blog

Brooklyn, NY
Welcome to the 6/15 Green community garden blog. This is a place where our community can share stories, poems, photos, memories, recipies, and all other experiences of the garden. For information on 6/15 Green, please see the official website. To share information on the garden or communicate with members, please use the member Google Group.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Garden Remembers 9/11

Thanks go to Peter Brightbill for the following pictures for this day of remembrence and reflection.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Group Project Day--Morning Glory Removal

Thanks to everyone who helped on Saturday with the group project day!

One of the big jobs done on Saturday was the removal of the morning glories that had started to take over the fence. Here's a post from the group project day organizer Susan Steinbrock about the importance of weeding these out of our garden:

Be aware of the damage morning glories can do when they wrap themselves around other plants. Then there are the seeds which are very prolific and give us a brand new crop every year (see photo to see what these seedlings look like). This year's was exceptionally fruitful since Janet Murray, our past group project day and morning glory squasher, moved to Washington State. She would never let them get past their seedling phase and that's the easiest way to keep the population down. A lot of people like morning glories and I agree they have their place in this world (a great covering for the port-a-san). Their color and flower is very cheerful and they grow really easily. But, along with other invasive plants, they don't belong in places where people are trying to grow other plants nearby. So, the best thing to do is nip it in the bud, as they say, before they flower or even before they get past that seedling stage. They grow really fast once they get going I've seen them this summer in a matter of days, wrapping themselves around many plants in the garden.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Damage Minimal

The damage to the garden from Hurricane Irene was fairly minimal.  Thanks to all who came in the day and helped clean up.  Sadly the group veggie plot was hit fairly hard and the willow tree lost a lot of branches but overall, we were lucky. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pardon the technical difficultites

Hi--for some reason the photos below are not showing up for everyone.  Am in the process of getting fixed--more soon.  Thanks for your patience! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

June 2011 Potluck Meeting

Thanks to garden member Daniel Ucko for these great photos of the June meeting and potluck.  Great food and friends in the garden! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Post from garden member: Rochelle Reynosa

Here are a few pics I took at this year's Spring Fling. I am a new member and new to this event. It was a great gathering. I invited my sister and her 10 month-old daughter. We had a lovely afternoon enjoying the beautiful garden, shaded lawn, community members, and the fiddle music!