A new look for a ‘scraggly’ planter

Taking advantage of the nice weather, Kathleen decided to make the planter in front of Embrace the Moon on Market a little nicer. “More and more people live here and walk here all the time and it makes a difference,” she tells us.

Kathleen originally agreed to trade maintenance for a quarter at the dojo, but decided that the planter with the tree looked “kind of scraggly” so she took on the larger project. With plants, a watering can and compost at her side, Kathleen spent the day finishing up the garden. She did the first half on Saturday and said passersby were happy with the change. “So many people stopped and said, ‘It looks great!’ and ‘Thank you so much!'” she says.

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bellie
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bellie

This is wonderful. But who's Kathleen? Business owner? Passerby?

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The little tree space in front of the tea shop nearby has also been fixed up, and it's lovely!

Keep up the good work!

Jonathan Stuart Pryce
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Looking at the two businesses, I love the juxtaposition of old and new Ballard in that image! ; )

Steve H.
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Steve H.

Now if we could just the owner of the Dollar Store at 2220 Market, right by the bus stop, to stop using the tree in front of the store as a pee pot for her dog. But she says she doesn't care. Unfortunately, there is no law against it, just a bit of pressure from the rest of us.

Scott
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Scott

Lovely. Now if the street peeps could only do the same and rid us of that “scraggly look”. And where do THEY pee etc? Just wondering………

ZephyrV2
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ZephyrV2

From the article it sounds to me as though Kathleen is a volunteer who knows the owner of Embrace the Moon.

“Kathleen originally agreed to trade maintenance for a quarter at the dojo…”

She's going the extra step here out of her own good will.

I usually walk down the other side of Market. I'll have to switch sides to enjoy her work. It's nice to hear that folks who did see her in action let her know that she was appreciated!

Mymble
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Mymble

WOW, that looks great! I wish all of the tree planters would be 'adopted' and spruced up, wouldn't that be beautiful to see vs mud, weeds, litter etc Maybe Ballard could have a contest, teams could form and each team could pick a tree planter as their canvas….just a thought.

Kim Ivy
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We are a Tai Chi & Qigong school and we have been a part of the Ballard landscape for over 12 years. :) We moved to this location over 6 years ago. Kathleen is one of our long time students!! She has been studying for over 12 years and always goes “above and beyond.” Everyone, please come by and try a class! http://www.embracethemoon.com Happy Holidays. Kim Ivy (founder)

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Excellent! Great article, I already saved it to my
favourite,

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