In the Garden: March

By Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer

It’s finally March! Warmer temperatures and longer days mean spring is just around the corner. The last of the berries in the garden have been eaten by the returning Robins and overwintering pollinators are beginning to emerge from their winter homes in plant stems and under the cover of last years’ foliage. In just a few short weeks, volunteers will be welcomed back into the garden for spring cleanup, and a new growing season will begin! We loved getting one more glimpse of the showy red stems of Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea) before foliage once again takes center stage. There are also signs of new growth as green blades of Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica) emerge.

Photos by Layne Knoche


Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming spring clean up! Interested? Send us an email at redoakraingarden@gmail.com or contact us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

Volunteers will be using new RORG tools and equipment! The purchase of these tools was made possible by our amazing supporters and the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation Community Stewardship Challenge Grant.

Above are just a few of the tools recently purchased. More to come!

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