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Mulch-spreading beautifies Edmonds Center for the Arts

Series: Coronavirus | Story 290

Last updated 10/17/2020 at 6:14pm

Carol Murray

Carol Murray

Looking good.

Edmonds in Bloom had a mulch-spreading event on Wednesday, Oct. 14, with seven volunteers and three wheelbarrows to spread 5 yards of bark to cover its recently planted beds at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The ECA Garden Refresh is one of the projects the group took on for 2020 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Edmonds in Bloom.

"With the impact COVID-19 has had on many events and programs, we are thrilled to be able to fund and actually finish this installation," said Carol Murray. "A few years ago, we adopted a garden bed on the south side of the building and continue to maintain it. Adopting these additional beds adjacent to the front entrance is an extension of our support for ECA."

Bill and Maxine Mitchell

Murray said Edmonds Landscaping donating their services to maintain the lawn and many of the shrubs on the property.

Here's the scope of the refresh:

– Removed several of the original plants that were tired or overgrown.

– Rototilled 24 bales soil amendment, pulling out roots and rocks.

– Planted over 90 new plants – chosen for all season interest and easy maintenance. Plants include pieris, hydrangea, hellebores, beesia, heuchera, nandina, penstemon and heather.

– Spread 5 yards of black bark, donated by Northwest Landscape Supply.

As part of this project, last spring Edmonds in Bloom installed four large containers with coral bark maples along the front wall of the ECA.


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