July 16 and 17 Blooming Alleys Install

Thanks to the Target and Thomson Reuters volunteers who helped us complete our first Blooming Alley installation of 2015! Volunteers helped us mulch, plant, and water raingardens and native plantings. The groups came from project management, so they made short work of the installation! It was great to meet everyone and share a bit about what we do at Metro Blooms.

Volunteers hard at work spreading mulch in a raingarden!

Volunteers used raingarden plans to position the plants with the correct spacing.

More planting!

The next morning, Thomson Reuters got to dig in the dirt and plant the seedlings in the ground. After the gardens were completed, volunteers took a tour of the Demonstration Blooming Alley, and learned about some of the functions of raingardens and the goals of the Blooming Alleys project.

Volunteers finish a brand-new raingarden!

Volunteers water a finished garden.

Metro Blooms landscape designer, Andy, shows the volunteers some of the features of a Blooming Alley.

The raingardens and native plantings in this alley have been installed! Residents will wait until the fall for their permeable pavement to be finished. We are expecting to do two more Blooming Alleys installations this fall. Thanks to everyone who helped make this project a success!

If you or your business would like to help at one of Metro Blooms’ installations in the future, email barb@metroblooms.org.

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