A couple of days ago I pulled up three fading Alternate-leaved Seedbox plants that had shown up in my vegetable garden. They had been allowed to grow there because they weren't interfering with any of my mostly unsuccessful garden vegetables and I'm a wildflower lover. I was debating where to compost them when it occurred to me that they might very well work at the Aquatic Center, where I'm always trying to come up with suitable new plants to put in. The Seedbox outside my garden fencing was closely trimmed all summer by my deer visitors, but nevertheless it persisted, so why not give them a try at the Aquatic Center? I cut the stems back to about an inch above the crowns, planted the roots (by now a bit dry), and scattered the seed-bearing tops on top of them. They are in the right-hand bed in the rear section away from the driveway.
In addition to the Seedbox, I transplanted from my vegetable garden an attractive fall grass rosette, not yet identified, and another Common Rush accompanied by another rosette of that same grass. These will help a bit to fill the excessive bare space in these gardens.
Thoughts on the park, its residents and how to preserve its natural beauty.