Hemerocallis Corner dedication to take place Sunday, Oct. 21
Hemerocallis Corner will be dedicated on Sunday October 21 2018 at 1:00 p.m. to honor the memory of Martha T. Curtis who died in 2008. The May 2009 Town Meeting voted to honor Marty’s memory in this way.
In 1972, the Town purchased the land at the intersection of Brook Road and Canton Avenue. Marty was a member of the Milton Conservation Commission at the time. Whenever she attended plant sales she would ‘eye’ the day lilies, wait until the near end and negotiate a bargain. With friends and often single handedly she planted them into a daylily garden and dubbed the corner Hemerocallis Corner, the Greek name for day lily.
Marty wrote a weekly column “Conservationally Speaking” for the Milton Record-Transcript and later for the Milton Times. An early environmentalist, she was a member of the Milton Garden Club, a board member of Friends of the Blue Hills and Neponset River Watershed Association. Marty resurrected and managed the Community Garden and co-founded the Milton Farmers’ Market. Many remember the home-baked dog treats she sold to benefit the market.
Marty is survived by her children: Ben Curtis, Ginny Curtis Russo and Andy Curtis.
Special thanks for their help on this dedication to Therese Desmond, the Milton Garden Club, the Public Works Department, Maggie Oldfield and Marvin Gordon.
The public is encouraged to attend.