Fall 2020 Planting Sprint

November’s wet and windy weather was no deterrent for our Tuesday Gardeners, who raced to finish an ambitious fall planting agenda before the end of the gardening season. In the course of just several weeks, 27 MSPC volunteers planted 58 shrubs, 69 perennials, and 150 bulbs. Plants included barberry, dwarf pines, hydrangeas, fuchsias, herbs, daffodils,…

City’s Cultural Landscape Moves Ahead

The City of Salem began with ambitious plans to engage the public in development of a Cultural Landscape Management Plan for Bush, Deepwood, and Yew Parks.  Then COVID-19 intervened.  Meetings were out; Zoom is in! The City and its consultants shifted to virtual meetings and an on-line survey to solicit public comment.  The Mission Street…

Photo of volunteer Anne Teeling

Anne Teeling: Volunteer Profile

Tuesday Gardener Anne Teeling – better known as Anya or Annie – moved to Salem in 2009 from Illinois.  Anya grew up in Chicago and its suburbs.  She worked as a member of the horticulture and landscape maintenance crew at the world-famous Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, near Chicago.  https://www.mortonarb.org/ After retiring from The Morton…