Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our World - Color on the Creek part 1

The flood control project for Carroll Creek tamed the flow of water to the extent that it is now a breeding spot for algae during the summer months. The solution is to provide shade that will inhibit the algae. Last summer they tried a small water garden and the results were good. So this year 330 stands have been place in  the creek (50 more will be added). Last Saturday 780 plants in 260 pots were placed in the creek, including lilies, lotuses, irises, reeds, rush and cattail. I was told the plants should be blooming in about a month.  On May 18 120 tropical lilies will be planted. The project is funded primarily by donations to Color on the Creek and is being done by volunteer labor along with City of Frederick staff.

Filling pots with soil

Ready to place the pots

That's two done

Checking where these three go
Another one goes in

Now to watch them grow


chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Am curious to see how it will look when finished amd to see it blossom!

Jim said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lea said...

Very interesting!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea's Menagerie

Marja said...

oh what a great job. It will look amazing when all the flowers bloom

Sylvia K said...

What a great idea, Lew! Use a problem to create beauty!! Who would have thought!! Such an interesting post! Thank you for sharing!! Hope you get some follow-up shots to show us!!

Randi said...

Such an interesting post! I would love to see the result later...!

eileeninmd said...

Very cool, it will look beautiful seeing the results. Thanks for sharing, Lew!