On May 20, a sprinkling Saturday morning, the Gardening team transplanted the northern magnolia sapling from the Cloister Garden to the “northwest lawn” next to the new ADA ramp.
After digging a hole about 2.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep in very rocky soil, we filled the hole with 6 inches of water.
Then we went to the Cloister Garden and dug up the magnolia sapling and its sparse roots from amongst a bed of pachysandra.
We planted the sapling and christened her “Maggie”, and gave her a final nurturing blanket of 15 gallons of compost retrieved from the Phoenixville Compost Site on nearby Second Avenue.
Time will tell how tall and broad Maggie will grow!