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?