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!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Host of Golden Daffodils

Sunday's bulb pickup and planting was a big success. At 1 pm the Daffodil Project gave us two thousand bulbs (500 for the block associations) and by 6 p.m. we had planted more than a thousand (one tends to lose count after twenty) bulbs in two dozen pits. So if you want to imagine what West Chelsea will look like next April, think of Wordsworth:

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Flower Power!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Annual Chelsea Community Meeting Tues., Oct. 18th

Once a year everyone in Chelsea is invited to meet with neighbors,
police, elected representatives & local resources at the

Tuesday - OCTOBER 18th - 315 WEST 22 STREET

doors open at 6:30 guest speakers beginb at 7:00 pm:

The 10th Police Precinct on Community safety

NYC Compost Project in Manhattan & TreesNY
Tree care on composting.

The Jack-O-Lantern Composting Project

Free daffodil bulbs & leaf collection bags will be given out.

Chelsea Then & Now video: http://vimeo.com/20312192

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Colors

Callen-Lorde's pit on 18th Street is looking particularly beautiful lately!

Everyone, don't forget the bulb planting this Sunday (Oct. 16) at 2pm NE corner of 22nd and 9th Avenue. I'd like every pit to have at least a few daffodil bulbs so the neighborhood will have Spring daffodils. We're getting 1,000 bulbs so come by and pick up yours!!
Flower Power!