United States of America, Connecticut, New Haven County, Hamden
Rosa Jones Square (Hamden, Connecticut)
This garden, an island street divider, is an example of small scale civic planting. Sponsored, planted, and maintained for over ten years by volunteers, it creates a display near several commercial establishments. Winter hardy shrubs, perennials, and bulbs were chosen for changing colorful contrasts through a six months season starting in early spring with pink perennial tulips. Amendment with proprietary crystals decreases the need for frequent watering in hot weather. Named after a founder of a beautification effort, the garden is "a neighborhood highlight."
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Town of Hamden; Jonathan Ingersoll (gardener, 1996-present); Claire Ingersoll (gardener, 1996-present); and Louis Lettiero (gardener, 1996-present).
The folder includes a work sheet, site maps, and plant list.