Pitchforks (and hydrant wrenches) aloft!

Flower Power! We are neighbors who are interested in bringing some botanical beauty to the bike-lane
tree pits so we have persuaded the city to allow us to garden there unimpeded. Anyone is welcome to
join at any level of involvement. There are no dues and no formal meetings; Just a desire to keep
Chelsea tree-lined and flower-filled. Join us!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cheap plants

The Parks Dept - Greenbelt Native Plant Center over on Staten Island has a long list of drought tolerant, sun loving and butterfly friendly plants that they grow and we might be able to get cheaply. Look on their website lists starting here:


Then put your lists in the comments section (with your name) and I will try to see if we can order them.
Cheap is good!


  1. I'd consider these. depends of course on the price.

    Aster linariifolius– Stiff aster
    Baptisia tinctoria– Wild indigo
    Oenothera biennis– Common evening primrose

  2. also:
    Asclepias tuberosa– Butterfly weed
    Helianthus divaricatus– Woodland sunflower

    Carex pensylvanica– Pennsylvania sedge
    Deschampsia fleuxosa– Common hairgrass
    Eragrostis spectabilis– Purple lovegrass
    Panicum virgatum– Switchgrass
    Schizachryrium scoparium– Little bluestem