Jewel Box Volunteers

Jewel Box Final Work Day
A good number of members, 'almost' members, family and friends came to move the hardy plants from the Jewel Box ponds to the mud-bottom lotus pond, and the tropicals to the greenhouse for the winter. With all the good help, it didn't take much more than an hour to complete. Great team, Paul!

Paul has a great work crew today!
Note our ramp and strap system for the heavy plants
Heave ho! Slide 'em up the ramp gals!
Then we load them and cart them to the trucks
Where Wayne greets Denise and Kermit while he waits for the next load
What's that again Rick - Gail's laughing
Next come the cement blocks
'Almost' members Sophie and Ken pitched right in
Mary hauls a load to the truck area
Steve gets to put some gunk back in the planter
Thought John had a third leg there for a moment!
Others clean up the tropicals that will stay
Off to the mud pond! Paul and Alice 'guard' the plants
Kay works while I get Jim's picture
Paul and Jim unload the hardies
and hand them down the line to Rick
for John and Kermit to place at the bottom
Then it's off to the greenhouse
to back up the truck of tropicals
and unload them
We cart them down to our assigned room
(Kermit worries about the papyrus getting through the door)
so we can lift them onto the tables
Then 'just add water' and that part's complete
Back at the JB they all help to put the blocks on the truck for winter storage
And we're finished. Linda knows it's a job well-done!