|As of this weekend, this new Magnolia tree adorns the main entrance to the Bridges Inn.|
"The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. (More on the history.)
Most of us cannot do much to stop global warming and climate change but everyone can do his or her part to protect the Earth's natural resources; to conserve and preserve our environment; and to otherwise make a positive impact. We try to keep the inn as “green” as possible by recycling, composting, purchasing environmentally friendly supplies, organic coffee, and other organic / natural food products, and doing what we can to keep us environmentally responsible and conscientious.
We treasure the beauty of our surroundings. We planted a Magnolia over the weekend, with help from Maple Hill Nursery.
|Digging a hole - note several rhododendrons in the foreground, which have since been planted out back where the "waterfalls" were.|
|Lowering the Magnolia plant|
|Protective cover removed - lowering the Magnolia plant|
All planted, raking out the surrounding mulch
|From a different vantage point, with the gazebo in the background|