The volunteer gardeners with the Mission Street Parks Conservancy returned today to the corner of Church and Bellevue, where we’ve been working to improve the landscape. Last year, the team came in to weed and mulch. We returned today to remove any remaining weeds and plant some shrubs and native ground cover.
Plants include an ‘Apple Blossom’ camellia sasanqua, dwarf sweetbox, a ‘Lombart’s’ weeping witch hazel, a native deciduous huckleberry, 75 Cyclamen coum bulbs and dozens of native sword fern, woodland strawberry, Starry False Solomon Seal, and wild ginger.
This small area had been originally landscaped by local landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver almost 80 years ago. A Camellia sasanqua, an Enkainthus campanulatus, and three forsythia remain from what we presume to be their original design.