Fighting Muny graduation traffic for access to Forest Park, as well as parking spots around the Jewel Box, our hard-working volunteers arrived once again armed with shovels, dollies, axes, pots, dirt and fertilizer tabs to retrieve our hardy plants from the mud-bottom lotus pond. Water lilies have escaped from the pots over the years, making it difficult to locate the pots dropped last fall, but Steve M and Rick persisted until they were found. Meanwhile, back in the Jewel Box ponds, others were removing the dead plants from the pools. The retrieved plants were trucked back to the work area, tarps were carefully laid to contain the bulk of the soon-to-be-created muddy mess, and the next phase began. Lilies were identified, divided as needed, repotted, fertilized and the heavy pots trucked to their summer homes. Gilbert brought our youngest helpers, Lenny and Angela. Howard appeared with his beautifully designed and newly printed posters celebrating our 10th Pond-O-Rama anniversary. Thanks to everyone for all their help and support!!