The little rose bush a neighbor donated to the garden last year has just bloomed for the first time this season.
That’s no moon — it’s a giant purple allium!
While I am generally happy to provide the limited funds needed to cover the garden’s operations, neighbors do occasionally donate supplies, for which I am very grateful.
My thanks go out to the following for items received this spring:
- Peter Arndtsen for his gift of two young evergreens and numerous cuttings.
- A couple in 217 W 106th who provided dozens of flower starts and two large bags of potting soil.
- Someone who had discarded a metal “grow” sign which I rescued from the garbage and attached to one of the treebeds.
- An anonymous donor who left three hanging baskets on the steps this morning. [Update: I got the backstory on these after the fact; a neighbor collected these from a scrap heap after another garden decided they had ordered more than they needed.]
I came across this pale spider spinning a web on the fence.