Monday, March 19, 2012
|Arugula among the weeds|
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Friends of the High Line has recruited more than 300 members, supporters, and neighbors to do the job over the next six weeks. Teams of volunteers will cut back 100,000 grasses, perennials and shrubs by hand.
And rather than sending the trimmings to landfill, much of the waste will be used as mulch to cover the soil in the High Line’s plant beds. The rest will go to the municipal composting facility at Fresh Kills, to be converted into compost for the High Line and other public parks.
If you're itching for an outdoor experience, get out there and pull up some weeds!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Hyacinths, growing strong, make their March entrance. Despite fluctuating weather, which has included some freezing days, my bulbs are blooming nicely. The good news about an early debut is that the planter will be ready for perennials earlier too. Last summer, it took quite a while for the hyacinths to die off, which meant I had to wait till June to put in my impatiens. Maybe this year, I'll be planting them in early May.
PS. Look what happened in just one day - after saving a draft of this post. The flowers really opened up!