Thanks to a reader for passing on from the Phantom Flower Planter of the Dupont North Metro – Henry Docter. Metro Killed Them, Every One:


With a promise of more plantings:

A Modest Proposal

In exchange for The Phantom Planter’s promise to forgo the pleasure
of creating and then unveiling Surprise #3,

1. Metro will unconditionally surrender.

2. This May, Henry Docter, aka The Phantom Planter would like to try again and replant
the climbing vines and erect sculptures for them to climb up. Then after the first frost of
2014, he will clean everything up and Metro can install a groundcover of their choice.

Photo by PoPville flickr user jacquesofalltrades

From a press release:

All Hallows Guild’s Flower Mart 2014

Friday, May 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On the grounds of Washington National Cathedral
Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues, N.W.

There is parking in the Cathedral garage, and shuttle buses will run from Tenleytown Metro stop on both days. Any #30 series bus, as well as Old Town Trolley, stops directly in front of the Cathedral.

With less than two weeks until the opening of Flower Mart 2014 celebrating its Diamond Jubilee, National Cathedral is thrilled to announce just a few of the unique performing groups and entertainment options featured throughout the two-day extravaganza (more…)