Neighbors and members of the Michigan Park Citizens Association planted a variety of bulbs and bushes over the past week at the triangle park of Michigan Avenue, 12th Street and Shepherd Street. Planting began on Columbus Day, 13 October, but was interrupted by late morning rain. Several neighbors completed the planting on Saturday, 18 October. The planting focused on three areas within the park: the hillside near the corner of Michigan and Shepherd, the center of the park, and the bus stop along 12th Street. Behind the bus stop sits the bird bath. Separated among the three areas were 6 azaleas, 3 asters, 3 viburnums, 3 Prince Henry anemones, 3 goldenrod, 100 multiple hyacinths, 80 tulip bulbs, 100 daffodils. All the planted areas were thoroughly covered with mulch. It was quite an effort, and we look forward to colorful Spring and Summer blooms.
Funding for the plants was provided by a grant from the Mayor’s office under the Love Your Block DC initiative.