Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ghost of Prunings Past

A year ago, I spent the day with Bill, a handsaw and loppers in the south end of the Plant Family collection at Brooklyn Botanic pruning the Forsythia above. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to catch it blooming on a partly rainy day. Taking care of your own garden and growing your own food is a pretty rewarding activity, but being able to lay hands and tools on a place that so many people have tended over the years and a public space that has brought joy to many people over a century is a pretty awesome thing. We had an intern reunion of sorts last night to distribute the yearbook we made and I'm feeling nostalgic and grateful for my year at Brooklyn Botanic.

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