Took a late January trip out to the Memorial Gardens at Homeward Bound to see how our weeding stood up to the rain last week, followed by six warm sunny days. To my delight, there were only a few sprouts attempting to poke through our bark cover. They were quickly dealt with. I ran into a dog-walking volunteer who had not seen the gardens since early fall. She was amazed at the progress. A new Cottage Garden has been laid […]
Great news this weekend for the Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue Memorial Garden…the irrigation system has been pushed through and approved! It took a few tries, and a very generous donation from one of our volunteer gardeners, but it now appears to be on its way! This simple, but critical element, means that the gardens will truly have their best chance of long term success. In return, we hope they will someday soon, help to generate financial support for the […]
My garden buddy, Deb has ordered the Dahlias for our shared perennial garden at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary. No matter what else we plant, something tells me that these are going to steal the show!
710. That’s the number of Goldens and Golden mixes rescued by Homeward Bound in 2011. 6,498 total rescued from 2000 to 2011. As the Facebook post says: 710 lives saved and 710 human lives enhanced. Mine included. Jackson…let go of that rug!
Our eclectic group of volunteer gardeners met together yesterday at Homeward Bound to talk over plans and needs for the rescued Memorial Garden, but mostly to have the opportunity to touch base. We work independently, each of us responsible for our own garden bed. While the results of everyone’s hard work is clearly visible with each visit, we rarely see each other. We come from all over the valley, with different levels of gardening expertise and strengths. Happily, we have multiple members […]
Our volunteer gardening army has grown to more than 20. The progress at Homeward Bound’s Memorial Garden reflects it. Visiting last weekend, I was amazed at how much has been accomplished in the middle of winter. While we desperately need some rain soon in our Sacramento Valley, the dry December provided an opportunity to get the gardens and paths caught up for the winter and ready for spring planting. Most impressive is the progress made on the entry path and […]
This is the fun part! Sorting through plant lists; organizing by size, color, season and shape. All spread out on the table like a patchwork quilt to bring some order to the chaos. Hours and hours of rearranging to produce a “natural” look for our perennial Homeward Bound Memorial garden bed. Irrigation allowing, we’re going for rich, intense colors inspired by my garden buddies love for Dahlias. We’ll take a few liberties with perennial bulbs to have a garden blooming from early […]