Southwest Corridor Park


Volunteer Hour Tracking - Summary

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Details - by Location and Garden

DateMap Area #Name of AreaHoursComments/DescriptionBags (optional info)Number of people in group
8-9-202102 Rose Garden5 hoursTrimmed more of yew hedge and bagged with Ryan. Then with Pat. Set soaker hoses for roses.  1
8-8-202102 Rose Garden5 hoursWeeded maple circle and planted pachysandra in bare areas. Found the middle water source in hedge and running sprinkler for maple and fern area.  2
8-7-2021 2 hoursMoved donated urn to center of grass area, bought plants and planted. Cut back all Daffodils. Dead headed roses. Pulled creeping Charlie and other weeds. Have 2 bags of pachysandra donated to fill in maple circle.  1
8-6-202102 Rose Garden3.5 hoursTwo people from DCR w gas trimmers came and worked 1 1/2 hours each and trimmed yes hedge along the sidewalk. I raked and bagged it. Coming back Monday to do Rose garden side. I also trimmed bushes along hedge, line trimmed the grass along rope line, repaired to the best it can be the rope line. Weeded the tall weeds out of maple circle.  1
8-6-202102 Rose Garden3.5 hoursTwo people from DCR w gas trimmers came and worked 1 1/2 hours each and trimmed yes hedge along the sidewalk. I raked and bagged it. Coming back Monday to do Rose garden side. I also trimmed bushes along hedge, line trimmed the grass along rope line, repaired to the best it can be the rope line. Weeded the tall weeds out of maple circle.  1
8-4-202102 Rose Garden4 hoursCleaned up front entry 20 ft into garden. Trimmed evergreens and rhododendron, pulled weeds, raked cut daffodils down, pulled out a lot of mint from bushes and ground cover.  1
8-2-2021SE 12 hoursGarden path building, buying materials 1
7-14-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursDead headed Roses. Transplanted 3 ferns to Bambara area and 2 other plants near the chair patio. Transplanted Canas to replace the ones stolen.  1
7-1-202102 Rose Garden1.5 hoursDead headed roses. Cut back daffodils along burning bush section trimmed evergreen and witch hazel.  1
6-27-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursRaked lawn to fluff it back up, permitted party yesterday. Ran sprinkler on lawn. Hooked up hose then to both drip lines along corridor side for the 4 day heat wave of 95+. Trimmed Maple of suckers and down growing branches so you can walk under and see under for safety.  1
6-26-202102 Rose Garden2.5 hoursCut back climbing roses along 400 mass Ave fence line, cut out rabbit dead branches as well. Weed wacked/trimmed grass along edges, set up a 2nd seating area with 2 chairs along the 400 mass Ave fence line off the lawn. Was immediately used that day and quite a bit today as I type. Great view of the Back Bay sky line and offers sun and shade depending in time. Several times both seating areas being used. Will need to consider end of season wether to keep this as permanent.  1
6-26-202102 Rose Garden2.5 hoursCut back climbing roses along 400 mass Ave fence line, cut out rabbit dead branches as well. Weed wacked/trimmed grass along edges, set up a 2nd seating area with 2 chairs along the 400 mass Ave fence line off the lawn. Was immediately used that day and quite a bit today as I type. Great view of the Back Bay sky line and offers sun and shade depending in time. Several times both seating areas being used. Will need to consider end of season wether to keep this as permanent.  1
6-25-202102 Rose Garden2 hoursDead headed roses. Cut back some bushes around canvas, weeded, pulled yarrow? That spreads by roots and is growing into things.  1
6-21-202110 Claremont Island16 hoursMonthly care, weeding, planting, trimming. 1
6-17-202102 Rose Garden1 hoursDead headed roses 1
6-17-202102 Rose Garden1 hoursDead headed roses 1
6-8-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden2 hoursMonday - Watered from water barrel. Tuesday - Weeding; worked in valley to prep for more berry plants. 1
6-6-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden1.5 hoursWatered (water from sink in hall) 1
6-5-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden2 hoursGot pepper plants from Haley House and transplanted. 2
5-30-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden0.75 hoursRainy day; quick transplanting. Gourds, strawberries, thyme, vinca. 1
5-25-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden2 hoursWeeded; turned over soil; and transplanted gourds. Then attended to an injured rabbit that a girl found along the bike path, with food/water from several neighborhood kids. Boston Animal Care & Control brought the rabbit to Angell Memorial. Came back next day to finish watering. 1
5-25-202102 Rose Garden3.5 hoursMulched the top of the hill using the 2 loads of mulch. Cut dead branches of roses from the rabbits along the grass side top of hill. D & H helped.  3
5-24-202102 Rose Garden2 hoursRaked, weeded, picked up garbage and mulched Amtrak area adjacent to Rose garden.  2
5-21-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden2 hoursWatered (from sink in hall); planted borage and dill seeds; turned over a small section of soil along the top fence. Talked with some parents. 1 adult + 2 children. 3
5-21-202102 Rose Garden3.5 hoursCut rabbit fencing and installed on another dozen roses that the new growth was getting eaten down to the ground. Probably a dozen bushes not done.  1
5-20-202102 Rose Garden3.5 hoursPlanted 6 cat nip plants. Moved some clumps of daffodils. Helped Franco find a water source.  1
5-19-202102 Rose Garden1 hoursTook down fencing protecting grass area during non growing seasons.  1
5-18-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden1.5 hoursWeeding, transplanting. Moved some thyme to behind water barrel. One adult; two children. 3
5-16-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden1 hoursPainting chalkboard paint 1
5-11-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden2 hoursRemoved chives; transplanted vinca to the space around the rose bush and berry bushes. Planted seeds (peas, carrots, daisies) with one child (Z.). Tested chalkboard paint on a small corner. (Dried quickly; looks good.) 1
5-4-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden1.5 hoursStarting regular weekly children`s garden time, Tuesdays at 4pm, but it was not garden weather! Turned over soil, transplanted vinca to the area around the new berry bushes. 1
5-2-202102 Rose Garden2 hoursAdded iris to top corner next to pine tree donated by Trustees Wellington Green. 1
5-2-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden1 hoursPlanted blackberry and continued turning over the section of the L along the garden fence. 1
4-31-202110 Claremont Island4 hoursPrepping for planting season, trim azalea shrub. 1
4-28-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursSpread another delivery of mulch, did lily of the valley bed and across from it. Weeded and pruned dead rose bush branches from rabbits.  1
4-27-202102 Rose Garden6 hoursSpread mulch at entry and along right side of gravel path. Weeded and pruned as I went. Hannah joined and helped and scraped and painted wire chairs and table red.  2
4-27-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden1 hoursBiked to JP to pick up donated plants and transplanted into the children`s garden. Starting to turn over soil along the fence. 1
4-24-2021SE 5 hours 1
4-23-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden1 hoursPlanted geraniums and cinquefoil; transplanted vinca from pathway to the corner of the "L" with rose bush. 1
4-22-20212F Jackson Square Playground Garden3 hoursWeeding & planning for summer. Planted alyssium saxatile (Basket of Gold perennial). 3
4-18-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursPut up more fencing for roses. Rabbits have killed most previous growth on all roses including the mature 5 foot plus roses : (. Carey gave cannas and elephant ear bulbs that I planted throughout. Probably a week or two to early but hopefully no more snow and cold weather like last Friday.  1
4-17-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursCut green wire fence to stake and wrap around Rose bushes, most chewed down to ground. : ( 1
4-14-202102 Rose Garden1 hoursStarted fencing off roses that have been chewed down close to the ground by rabbits to protect any new growth.  1
4-11-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursFertilized the grass, 2/3 of the roses, ran out of fertilizer. Cut down the grasses and raked area. Transplanted some flowers from pots to area along path. Collected about a dozen needles along the evergreen hedge, reported them and they’ve been picked up. Talked w Jackie about “After Bambera” 1
4-9-202102 Rose Garden5 hoursMulched around chairs. Raked last of leaves from Maple. Pruned the few remaining 4 ft branches of spirea hedge to match the rabbits 2 foot hedge. Pruned badly eaten Rose bushes :( and collected evergreen branches from pots.  1
4-3-202105 Blackwood/Claremont CG Blackwood/Claremont CG14 hoursToday we cleaned out invasives from Stoneyard, dug out Rock Garden, removed stumps and Goutweed, spread logs and soil and stone. 4 bags7
3-30-2021SE 4 hoursSpring is fully arrived. Gorgeous weather. Flowers opening sooner than ever. Today I moved plants around, staked up the new Holly, cleaned up at Claremont, with Lincoln set out soaker hoses in Order and Chaos.  1
3-21-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursMoved rope line to include after Bambera and other planted areas. Took from upper hillside. Straightened other stakes. They are getting shorter and shorter from rot and termites. Put out metal square fences to protect daffodil clumps from dogs and people.  1
3-14-202110 Claremont Island2 hoursClean up from winter. 1
3-6-2021SE 3 hoursToday I pruned roses and shrubs along the park, moved logs. Rabbits are devouring the shrubs. We probably lost one good size Fothergilla and one whole maple sprig.  1
3-3-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursTrimmed tree branches with Pat and Mike to give them better form and allow more light for other trees and bushes to grow.  1
3-1-202102 Rose Garden2 hoursTrimmed remaining Rose bushes that had leaves late into winter.  1
2-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursShoveled out chair area throughout winter. Amazing the number of people enjoying the chairs throughout winter.  1
2-202102 Rose Garden3 hoursShoveled out chair area throughout winter. Amazing the number of people enjoying the chairs throughout winter.  1
Total   hours  bags