August 21, 2016

by Pam Johnson

Native Gardens of Blue Hill hosted a lecture by renowned landscape architect Patrick Chassé on Wednesday, August 17, at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library's Performance Hall (BMLL). Chasse's talk "Native Intelligence" accompanied the unveiling of NGBH's master plan for...

August 9, 2016

Yesterday, we drove up to Green Lake Fish Hatchery and into the canopied area full of fish pools, full of fish. After a feeding demonstration we got to work. 

You see, we got a message from NGBH enthusiast, Fred Yost (he supplied us with seedling birch trees earlier th...

July 30, 2016

Our 10-person clan of volunteers was inspired yesterday to seize the moment and create. In our efforts to tidy up the place, we decided to plant the tired little bed between the driveway and the end of the house, a highly visible spot in the landscape as visitors drive...

June 18, 2016

by Pam Johnson

Perfect weather and a sturdy group of six volunteers made the morning at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library (BMLL) very productive.  Two sections of the drainage swale, between the Performance hall and the new Library building, needed to be cleared of small brush, weed...

June 4, 2016

by Pam Johnson

In designing the gardens and landscaping at the BMLL, one of our tenets is to use and emphasize that which is intrinsic* to the site. We are framing views of some of the more substantial red oaks that occupy the property; and we have begun to select, and feature, some...

May 14, 2016

by Pam Johnson

Another very productive morning at the Bagaduce Library: fourteen volunteers, including three Master Gardeners, made great progress along the southern edges of the front and back parking areas. New piles of brush await chipping.

This work may seem somewhat removed from...

April 29, 2016

by Pam Johnson

Piles of brush lining the parking lot at Bagaduce Music Lending Library’s campus testify to a very productive morning for Native Gardens of Blue Hill, April 28, 2016.  With hand tools and two Master Gardener Volunteers—Linda Bohm and Arlene Witham —to help, we transfor...

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