Portrait of Ethel the Turtle

Thanks to Leslie and her friend who sent this photo of our favorite turtle, Ethel. She’s our favorite mostly because she’s not shy and spends a lot of time sunning herself on a rock. Here’e Leslie’s friend’s comment. “Voici la tortue de ton jardin qui a posé pour moi! Ah, quelle est jolie!”

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It was a beautiful day in the garden this past weekend, and this woman was taking advantage of it.

Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens/2nd Annual Harvest Arts Festival

This weekend, our garden is participating in this 2 day festival that aims to bring together the many community gardens in Loisaida, L.E.S. and the East Village. Visit the LUNGS website to see the participating gardens and a schedule of events.

Critter Committee Event

Visit the garden this Sunday, September 29, for the second annual Ladybug Release, a turtle naming contest, and arts activities for kids. Here’s a flyer that you can print or send to friends. Kids and families welcomed.

Juneteenth Photos

A little late. But here are some photos from the Juneteenth Celebration, featuring readings, food, arts and crafts and fantastic music and dance from Kalunga.

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Not Quite a Haiku, But Close

First and foremost, the flowers: Is there anything as stunning as reddish orange daylilies next to hydrangeas in various shades of blue? And have there ever been so many shades of hydrangeas in the garden? Check out the mauve and magenta ones near the turtle pond. Have Susan’s lilies ever reached 8 feet before? And

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