Today I am picking up a hammock, a hammock chair, a broken lawn chair (which I'll fix) and preparing some seedlings to take over to This is HOW's Regina House. This is HOW is a non profit run by all volunteers. Regina House is a small house they recently bought to allow Transgender people in crisis a place to stay. If you'd like to donate plant starters, seeds, garden furniture, or time and energy, please do let me know.
It's a tiny house with a HUGE yard that wraps around. So in order to create some private spaces where residents can get time alone, we're putting a hammock up between 2 existing trees, and planting some vines to create further privacy between that area and the backyard.
In the backyard we will be digging up a plant which has poisonous berries so that the visiting dogs won't eat them, and cutting back some ivy to clear out a nice shady quiet spot under a large tree and beside the large garden shed. On the other side of the shed there is a dead grape vine along with some which we recently discovered upon cleaning the yard of old overgrown and dead vegetation which had been allowed to take over by the elderly woman who previously lived there. It will make for a nice little private nook to hide away in when one needs a quiet place to read, or even to sit at night and look at the starts in solitude. We plan to put a large pot with 2 sunflowers near the corner of the shed and that quiet nook, and perhaps the lounge chair after I fix it up a bit.
A friend has donated some clippings from her amazingly delicious orange tree to graft onto neighbors ornamental orange trees. We have taken vegetables over to the neighbors before and were told we could pick oranges off their tree if we wanted marmalade or orangeade, but they wished it had more edible oranges. So we will offer to help out with that!
Last but not least, we will be building a raised, no-dig garden where we will plant eggplant, beans, and some other seeds which were donated Not sure what they are yet, but it will be fun to find out!
Tomato starter plants (2)
Basil & Oregano starter plants (1 of each)
Any native edibles, especially those which will like growing against a chain link fence
Garden table with 2 chairs