Jewel Box Volunteers

Planting the 2010 Hardies
Fighting Muny graduation traffic for access to Forest Park, as well as parking spots around the Jewel Box, our hard-working volunteers arrived once again armed with shovels, dollies, axes, pots, dirt and fertilizer tabs to retrieve our hardy plants from the mud-bottom lotus pond. Water lilies have escaped from the pots over the years, making it difficult to locate the pots dropped last fall, but Steve M and Rick persisted until they were found. Meanwhile, back in the Jewel Box ponds, others were removing the dead plants from the pools. The retrieved plants were trucked back to the work area, tarps were carefully laid to contain the bulk of the soon-to-be-created muddy mess, and the next phase began. Lilies were identified, divided as needed, repotted, fertilized and the heavy pots trucked to their summer homes. Gilbert brought our youngest helpers, Lenny and Angela. Howard appeared with his beautifully designed and newly printed posters celebrating our 10th Pond-O-Rama anniversary. Thanks to everyone for all their help and support!!

Chuck tackles the old thalia
Rick and Steve M had a hard time finding pots in the mud-bottom pond.
Steve M lifts one to the bank
Steve H and Kay work the land part as Alice takes photos
Steve H and Wayne load the truck
Hardy lilies, lotus and thalia are ready
Linda and Roger prepare for a dumpster run
Gilbert and Rick divide a lily
Alice identifies lilies and what goes where
Alice displays Howard's newly-arrived poster
Linda and Dave deliver newly planted lilies to their summer home
Dave, Gail and Wayne get another into the water
Jeanne made sure all were fertilized
Angela enjoyed her rides today!
Cleanup time! Linda pitched right in
Our youngest helpers, Lenny and Angela