Last year courtesy of CityCenterDC
From an email:
“After welcoming 8,000 visitors in 2018, we are delighted to announce the return of Bloomia’s Field of Tulips to the District.
For one weekend, The Park at CityCenter [1098 New York Ave, NW] will be transformed into an interactive, urban garden covered in more than 40,000 tulips. Guests are welcome to visit the Field of Tulips April 26 – April 28 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Roaming the garden is free to all and tulips may be taken home for $1 a stem with a portion of all proceeds benefitting DC Central Kitchen.”
“Flower thief at Irving and Sherman :(”
Do the thieves actually try to resell these flowers? Is there a whole black flower market I’m not aware of?
“Founder of Behnke Nurseries, Albert Behnke around 1960” courtesy Behnke Nurseries
Thanks to Terry for passing on from Behnke Nurseries:
“As I look out over the garden center, it seems like a Spring season like all the others through our 89 year history. I see a nursery full of beautiful plants and fine staff, some of whom have worked here most their lives, and I’m so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization.
But with great sadness, I must tell you that this 2019 Spring season will be our last. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
From the Cleveland Park Listserv:
“And sitting next to me on the bus, with his arms loaded with Rhodos. I wish we could chip in and get this guy a patch at the local community garden, anyone? It’s sad. He obviously likes plants and needs a better way of making a living.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
And this is no joke.
From the National Mall:
“Peak Bloom Update! – Determining the peak bloom date requires checking both the forecast and where the trees are in the blooming process. The indicator tree is in full bloom & with temps forecast for the upper 70s this weekend, we now predict peak bloom will occur April 1!”
The previous peak bloom was predicted for April 3rd-6th.
via National Mall NPS
Boom!! April 3rd-6th!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ian Livingstone
Thanks to Mike for sending:
“Talk about determination! These daffodils are starting to poke up on the coldest day of the year. I noticed them in front of the US DOT on M Street. Think warm thoughts everyone!”
And I shit you not:
These are awesome. Anyone know what they’re called?
3015 Georgia Avenue, NW
From an email:
“Join us for an orchid-filled day at The Lemon Collective! Orchid Mania is a three-part event. Join us for one portion or all three!
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Orchid Clinic for Beginners and Mini Pop-up Sale (FREE)
Bring us your tired, your poor, your wilty moth orchids — the ones you probably bought at the grocery store on a whim and then all the flowers fell off. We’ll do our best to diagnose the problem. We’ll also have some orchids for sale in case you want to grow your collection.
2:00 – 3:00 pm: (more…)