Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Community Garden


The community garden belongs to people who live in the Penn South complex which our building is right next to but not part of.


 I have lots of friends with little vegetable plots in there, so am allowed in for picnics once in a while - like entering Eden.  I usually stand with my nose to the chain link fence. 
Looking East you can see the Empire State Building.


Looking west you can see London Terrace.


Amazing how wild such a little space can get. Here some yellow cosmos.


some lettuce


and fallen cherry leaves under the tree.


Corn flowers and a butterfly.


Shasta daisies  and hosta under the pergola.


An odd little bust by the parsley.


The barbecue in the distance and in front a good place to read.








14 comments:

  1. how lush! and how did i miss this place...err...yep, there was snow...

    my garden is waiting, like the peony buds have for a week. they are ready to pop, but the nights are so cold i don't think they dare. it has rained on every single day of my 3 week leave, going back to work on monday. i need a vacation!

    hope you're all good
    xo

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  2. Oh so beautiful, lush and so green, green, cool green.
    Just looking at this garden must make you feel so much better on hot summer days.

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. A delicious and, attractive garden Elizabeth - the images are lovely with the NYC buildings in the background. It's wonderful how productive community gardens have really taken off in big cities around the world.

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  4. I love the way you New Yorkers have all these little oases in the hustle and bustle of the big city.

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  5. Those lucky duckies at Penn South, such a fairytale oasis!

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  6. One of the things we love about visiting New York is that there are so many little hidden gems about, you have to look around you carefully. For such a built up city there are so many beautiful little oases. We are hoping to plan a trip for around december 2015 so cant wait!

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  7. What a brilliant place - how privileged you are to enter!

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  8. What a beautiful wild lush paradise in the midst of the concrete jungle. It is wonderful that you are allowed in now and again!

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  9. Elizabeth, I know there is a long, long waiting list for folks wishing to live in the Penn So apartments. I'd imagine there is also quite a long list to gain access to a patch of this amazing allotment.

    It's always grand to walk past it and to be reminded that such places do exist in our bustling, noisy city.

    xo

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  10. Given a chance plants will grow. Looks like you've had some good gardening weather lately.

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  11. What an amazing oasis, I love it. All cities and towns should have these spaces.

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  12. I think of you standing there with your nose pressed against the fence. Do you grow hungry for green there in New York...or is there enough of it pocketed in private corners to satisfy your soul?

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  13. That truly is a piece of Eden in the midst of that huge city!! So wonderful!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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