MAK- April

On April 18, Carpe Futurum preformed a small Magical Act of Kindness to brighten the days of some nonprofit workers by planting flowers at their workplace. The association for writers (for which Kate works) had planters and flower boxes in its front windows with plants that had been dead for several years. As it wasn’t in the budget to buy new flowers, it was a kind gesture to celebrate spring (and the beginning of Earth Week) by sprucing these up!

Flowers we planted:
We did have a rhyme & reason to the plants we chose. Originally, we were looking for plants that would represent all four houses in color (green, yellow, red, and blue). And in the end we do sort of have all the colors/houses represented. However, we were restricted in needing to plant plants that do well in partial sun or shade (so pansies were out). In the end, there were some plants that just called out for us to plant them.

  • 2 Lilies of the Valley (window boxes)
  • 4 Marietta Marigolds (window boxes)
  • 4 Wizard Velvet Red Coleus plants (window boxes)
  • 2 blue Hydrangeas (planters)

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Time: 3pm-5pm
Address: 10808 Kelley Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions Across Ox Rd from GMU campus, on the same side of the street as the field house. Drive down Kelley Dr. The building is in a residential neighborhood and it’s amidst some trees as the very last building on the right. Look for the white mailbox and the green & gold George Mason University sign reading “Carty House”.

Photo Gallery:


3 Responses to “MAK- April”

  1. […] Our Current Project: Magical Act of Kindness […]

  2. […] Join us Sunday at 10808 Kelley Drive in Fairfax, VA, near the main GMU campus. The building is at the very end of the street. Contact us if you need more directions. More details can be found on the project’s page. […]

  3. […] MAK Accomplished On Saturday, Carpe Futurum met to perform a magical act of kindness. At a non profit for writers, for which Kate works, we cleaned out the old planters and flower boxes, which contained everything from dead flowers to old birds nests to cigarette butts. We chose and purchased new plants and soil. And then we arranged and planted the flowers. You can see photos of our exploits on the project page. […]

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