In the meadow lay an azure field of spring ephemerals, like a masterfully woven carpet, that seemed to imitate the sky above. The ethereal scent of sweet blooms and dampened soil perfumed the air.  It was a feast for the senses and the soul.  Each flower, unique in its own right, represented a thread in the great tapestry, forming a beautiful, powerful and unifying community.

A strong community can accomplish almost anything, and as we live and work in the communities in which we serve, it’s important to us that we give back.  As you may know, Sweeney’s is a proud member of Green Care for Troops, an outreach program sponsored by Project Evergreen, and this week, we were presented with the opportunity to give back, to serve those who serve and have served, and to support our local communities.

Thanks to a long time, loyal customer, we were asked to perform a Spring Clean Up for a WWII veteran.  As you might imagine, we were honored to be asked, and thrilled to help a hero in need!  We were able to remove all debris accumulated over Winter, clean up and cut back perennials and ornamental grasses while removing any visible broken branches from shrubs/small trees.  Simply put, we were allowed to serve a man who so bravely and magnanimously served us, and our country.  It was, indeed, our pleasure.

If you know of a veteran in need, in and around the communities we serve, please reach out to Sweeney’s.  Additionally, if you know of a family with a spouse deployed, please reach out directly to Project Evergreen to see if you qualify for this patriotic program.  Be sure to tell them, “Sweeney’s sent you!”

Plant of the Week

Siberian Squill

One of the first Spring-flowering bulbs, Siberian Squill’s intense, royal blue flowers bloom March – April amongst grass-like foliage.  Each flower stalk holds 1-3 nodding blooms.  Grows 4-6″ high and 4-6″ wide.  Prefers sun and partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.  Attracts pollinators and is deer and rabbit resistant.  Particularly beautiful when allowed to naturalize.

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my priviledge to do for it whatever I can.  I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.”

-George Bernard Shaw

Best wishes,

Kim Sweeney