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 12, 2012

Our neighborhood flower haters

As the daffodils peek through with the promise of Spring, the garden club is already facing threats from dogs and others out to damage the pits. The south pit on 21st Street and Ninth Avenue has become the go-to place for dogs, and along Eighth Avenue starting at 17th Street, a woman regularly sweeps away plantings to make room for her pigeons.

So if any of you see this type of activity, please ask the person (nicely) to stop. Take a picture and I will post it.

Also I have some deer netting we can put up to protect the pit. Just email me.

I have posted Chisholm Gallery's plea below:

Dear Chelsea Gardeners,
We need help and some advise. You might have noticed this “pigeon lady” around the neighborhood. For the last six months, daily, religiously, she has been tearing up the garden, so she can throw out food for the pigeons. After we politely pointed out to her that the pigeons will go anywhere to eat, and she doesn’t need to do it in the garden, she comes back with a vengeance. Annoyed that we would even ask, she has taken to pulling up the plants, when ever they might get in the way of the pigeons. She has even come up to our Gallery and pulled the small boxwood out of there pots and thrown them on the ground. Another time she threw on of the pots into the doorway. We have tried the police, but they never come in time, if at all. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Robert Chisholm
Chisholm Larsson Gallery
**** Now the jonquils are coming up in the garden and the hordes of pigeons just love their tender tops.

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