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, May 15, 2014

Free Tulip Bulbs

Ariana at the Lower East Side Ecology Center sent this:

Mark your calendars and get out your trowels -- the annual  
Park Avenue Tulip Dig starts on May 17th! Tulips can be carefully removed from the end beds on Park Avenue between 54th and 86th Streets from May 17th through the 22nd.
With proper care, Park Avenue tulips have been replanted and continue to bloom in personal and community gardens in and around New York City. To enjoy the tulips for years to come, please be sure to follow the instructions below and exercise extreme caution while on the malls:
When digging up the bulbs, do not take any soil and do not cut off the leaves. Bulbs should be stored in a dry place until the leaves have turned brittle. They can be re-planted in October or November. Use a small amount of Bulbtone-type fertilizer and be sure to choose a location that gets full sunlight.


Because of planned maintenance, please refrain from removing the bulbs from the end beds on either side of 67th and 68th Streets.  

Please send photos of your digging experience (or of your Park Avenue tulips blooming in their new home) to: barbaramclaughlin@fundforparkavenue.org.
Both the 19th and Midtown North precincts have been notified and patrols should expect to see people digging but as an added precaution, you may wish to carry a copy of this notice with you.