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Beautification Saturday

May 12, 2012   //   by resident   //   Out and About  //  Comments Off on Beautification Saturday

The Enemy

It didn’t seem to take long, this morning, to dig in the native plants, around the LPF corners and front entrance, thanks to all those who volunteered their time.

However, the enemy was taking note!

Most grasses and plants used were considered deer and rabbit resistant, so, it is hoped, that they will establish themselves, over the coming months, and enhance the conservation corners, and other areas.

A few of the team working down Queen Bishop Lane

Spring Enhancements

May 8, 2012   //   by resident   //   Out and About  //  2 Comments

Front Entrance

The front entrance has been cleaned up and replanted with begonias, as part of the Spring Enhancement programme.

 

There will be some more work to be done on Saturday May 12th. Please contact the Landscape Committee, if you can help.

 

 

 

 

Fire Blight

May 7, 2012   //   by resident   //   Notifications  //  Comments Off on Fire Blight

Fire Blight

It seems that the serious disease “Fire Blight” has infected a large number of trees in LPF this Spring. One neighbor has reported seeing 34 or more trees affected around the neighborhood. According to one arborist, the outbreak is the worst that he has seen in 15 years. There is not a great deal that can be done at this time of year, but there is some good advice at Virginia Tech. The advice includes:

 

Fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is a serious disease of many ornamental species in the Rosaceae family.

 

Symptoms
Blossoms, young fruits, small twigs, leaves and water sprouts are susceptible to infection. Blossoms and leaves wilt suddenly, turn dark brown to black, shrivel, and die, but usually remain attached to the plant.

 

Fire Blight in a Queen Bishop Ln tree

Control
During the late summer when bacterial growth slows, all infected twigs and branches should be pruned out and burned or buried. Because the bacteria are usually found somewhat in advance of the obviously diseased tissue, the cut should be made through healthy wood 6 to 8 inches below the point of visible infection.
But do read the full article for more advice.

Beautification

May 7, 2012   //   by resident   //   Out and About  //  1 Comment

Native Plants prior to planting

Some of the beautification grant has been used improving the conservation area towards the south of Queen Bishop Ln.

 

Plantings included Wild Columbine, White Fake Indigo, Spiderwort, Purple Fountain Grass and Liatris.

 

(JCC has awarded the LPFOA a $750.00 landscaping and community beautification grant. LPF residents interested in volunteering to assist with various plantings and mulch projects scheduled for May 2012 may contact the LPF Landscape Chair Tad Timberlake.)

The Landscape Team

 

Thanks to the landscape team, Dennis and Doreen, Thaddeus and Deborah

New Flag Pole

May 7, 2012   //   by resident   //   Out and About  //  Comments Off on New Flag Pole
New Flag Pole

New Flag Pole

Thanks to Ed Moran, Walt Bilski and Dennis Herbst for erecting our new flagpole and improved lighting at the LPF front entrance! The American flag flies high and proud! Great job gentlemen! (TT)