Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Volunteering The High Line Green Up

Recently cut sedges and grasses at the High Line

Spent this windy late-winter day volunteering at The High Line Green Up, cutting back last year's growth on sedges, grasses and perennials that were left as they were for the public to enjoy in the winter season. The conditions are pretty unforgiving up on that old railway, with almost no shade and accelerated winds due to the elevation and proximity to the water. So you really have to give it up for the plants that thrive there and also to the park's staff working and gardening out year-round in this environment.

The brightest spot of color of the day? The rosy buds of the Viburnum x bodnantense, getting ready to bloom real soon.

Viburnum x bodnantense rosy buds, late winter at the High Line
Rosy flower buds of the Viburnum x bodnantense in late winter on the High Line

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