Two things you'll want to know about the neighborhood beautification for the Bates Area (northern Truxton Circle, north of P).
One, you need to sign up ASAP for the treebox improvement on June 5th on the BACA blog. By doing so you can get some free treebox plants, mulch and dirt. But you have to sign up. If you don't sign up, maybe, you'll just get some free mulch or compost that DPW (hopefully) will dump at 1st and P. (G-d willing). So sign up here.
Second, Flower Power is on this year on June 26th and tickets for the garden walk are back to recessionary prices. Five bucks if you get them the day before. Once again I'm selling them. Contact me at mari at inshaw dot com or show up at the next BACA meeting June 7th or get them from others on the Flower Power committee. In the meantime you can nominate your or your neighbor's yard or your block (which is why you need to sign up for the treebox thing) for the Flower Power walk. Some of you should have gotten fliers but if not you can go to the BACA blog's Flower Power page and fill out the nomination form.