Apr 292012

New York

Almost three years ago to the day, I went to New York. Spring comes a few weeks later there – tulips and blossom were only just coming out and there were no leaves on the trees. And the weather was just as changeable as it is here – within the space of a week, the temperatures went from 20 degrees to 10 and back to 20 again.

I loved New York for the same reasons that everyone else does, but I was also intrigued to see how people garden in another big city. Often the plants used were the same as ours, just planted a little differently.

New York really put the idea of community gardens on my radar. The city has a long history of them and they’re found in the most unlikely places, tended by volunteers. This one was on the corner of two very busy main roads.




  5 Responses to “From the archives: New York part 1”

  1. The story of the evolution of New York Community Gardens is compelling, even to non-gardeners: http://www.nycgovparks.org/about/history/community-gardens/movement

  2. my chief sub would just like to inform you that New York isn’t actually a capital city. apart from that she said your blog was ‘alright’.

  3. The pots and betulas against the coloured are a great example of “color” coordinated contemporary planting; it always good to take note of how others do things – the front garden in Walthamsow also has a feeling of somewhere in Connecticut or the Eastern Seaboard – more pics from across the pond please!

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