Donation Appreciation

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.]

Spring Floral Additions

We took a trip to Metropolitan Plant & Flower Exchange in Fort Lee and picked up a bunch of bedding flowers to be added to the garden planters and the treebeds here and around the neighborhood, including the following:

  • Petunia — Starlet White; Tritunia White; Tritunia Plum; Tritunia Veined Mix
  • Marigold — Taishan Mix
  • Dwarf Snapdragon — White; Yellow; Pink Rose
  • Dianthus (“Sweet William”) — White; Pink Mix
  • Celosia (“Cockscomb”) — Glorious Mix
  • Verbena (“Vervain”) — Obsession Blue with Eye; Obsession Pastel Mix
  • Lobelia — Hot Brilliant Blue 
  • Lantana — Bandana Rose
  • Calibrachoa — Conga Red
  • Bracteantha (“Strawflower”) — Mohave Basket Yellow
  • Coreopsis (“Tickseed”) — Beauty Sunrise