Historic Firehouse #3 - Landscaping
In 2008, Marine Villa neighbors planted beautiful red knockout roses, butterfly bushes, stella d'ora, cannas and banana plants at the historic Firehouse #3, located at 3678 South Broadway, between Salena Street and Wisconsin Ave. The Chippewa Broadway Business Association provided two decorative planters which were placed on either side of the massive red doors.
Over the years, Marine Villa Neighborhood Association (MVNA) hosted several events at the Firehouse, including BBQs and a Broadway
Art-A-Fair, August 2010, with food, live music and art booths.
Volunteer youth groups and college students have enjoyed working with neighbors to weed and pick up trash at the Firehouse, as part of their community service projects.
Unfortunately, in 2013, the rose buses had become infected with the Rose Rosette Disease (also known as witches' broom of rose) and had to be removed by St. Louis Parks Department.
Fall 2014 - residents and members of the Marine Villa Neighborhood Association renovated the area, with a generous grant from Brightside Neighbors Naturescaping and planted a butterfly garden, as part of the Milkweeds for Monarchs - the St. Louis Butterfly Project.
Fall 2015 - Nectar plants including New England Asters, Coneflowers, Black-eyed Susans, Bee Balm and Coreopsis, along with Monarch host plants including Swamp March Milkweed and Butterfly Milkweed drew numerous Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators.
The garden area and landscape around the firehouse continues to be maintained by members of MVNA's Beautification Committee.
Monarch Butterfly Garden, planted in fall of 2014 at Historic Firehouse #3, located at 3678 S Broadway in Marine Villa Neighborhood, drew numerous Monachs and other pollinators in fall of 2015.
The wedge-shaped garden at the Firehouse once featured knockout roses, cannas, stella d'ora, butterfly bushes and a majestic banana plant.
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