Friday, February 22, 2013
The weekend after I took this photo, the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society (SMHPS) began a new garden project at the Richardson House and Lizzie's Trail Inn Museums. The garden is a collaboration of the SMHPS, the Sierra Madre Garden Club, and garden designer Orchid Black, president of the Native Plant Society. The bird- and butterfly-friendly garden will also contain plants native to Southern California, emphasizing plants found on the Mt. Wilson Trail. After tearing out the old vegetation, mulch was next on the volunteers' agenda, and planting will begin in the Spring. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they come up with. I'm sure it will be wonderful!