Updates in Walnut Creek

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is getting a long awaited and much needed makeover.

They’ve had to take out some trees and agaves that had outgrown their beds or had reached the end of their life span, Harrington says, “which has given us bigger areas to work with.”

The beds are being rejuvenated with fresh soil, building them back up to their original size, and new plants are being added. Rocks of various sizes are being included both as a mulch and to give the beds a natural look.

Erosion and compaction had brought some of the beds down below the levels of the pathways, Kemble says. And it wasn’t just a matter of aesthetics. Some of the plants were suffering from a lack of oxygen in the compacted soil.

Click the link for some great photos of the garden through the years. Big succulents.

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