Proclaiming that a steady downpour provides ideal conditions for plantings, a hearty team of seasoned SFRPD gardeners and apprentices tackled the Washington/Scott park entry to fill the barren expanses with an assortment of drought-tolerant greenery.
On January 15, ably supervised by Zack Taylor, Park Services Manager for North Beach/Marina/Richmond, and Park Section Supervisor Tudy Aubry, the crew installed a variety of plants as prescribed in the Alta Plaza Park Master Plan. For the horticulturists among our park supporters, the varietals include:
Rhamnus californica - small to moderate size evergreen coffee berry shrub
Cistus hybridus - white, small to moderate size flowering shrub
Santolina chamaecyparissus - small spreading flowering edge plant
Kniphofia uvaria - yellow "hot poker plant" with dramatic upright flower stalks
With our continuous rainfall, we can look forward to bountiful blooms this spring.
Subsequent northside entry plantings planned for February and March will be Jackson/Scott, Jackson/Steiner, and Jackson/Pierce. Our Clean & Green Day volunteers will participate in the Jackson/Pierce planting on Saturday, March 9, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.