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Last Week in the Cemetery (Week of April 24)

Posted July 12, 2023 by M.S. Coyne

It was rather pleasant in the cemetery and in this interim between mowing. That meant it was time to

do some weeding and other activities.

(A View of the Cemetery looking North East from the Top of Section A)

The Forsythia (Forsythia spp.) bush at the corner of Section D wanted trimming, weeding, mulching, and Groundhog (Marmota monax) removal.

(Barren Ground Around the Forsythia)

The Nursery in the Back of Section E was being overrun by Garlic Mustard an invasive, destructive, but edible member of the Brassica family. Newly disturbed sites are quickly colonized and the plants must be removed before they go to seed.

(Garlic Mustard in the Nursery)

(Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

There were some prettier flowers. Butterweed is also aggressive, but it is a native plant.

(Butterweed (Packera glabella))

Remember, if you or your group would like to contribute a few hours of service maintaining African Cemetery No. 2 in 2023, please contact Mark Coyne at to plan a visit.

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