It may be too early to cheer, but it looks like Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center is finally being returned to The People.
Haglund observed a big load-in of trees and shrubs this week. The best news of all – the AZALEAS are back – not as many as before but certainly enough to get us started on a beautiful spring. The ones spotted are the Hino-Crimson variety that bloom in April and May and have a reputation for being real show-offs. The variety also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Right now, they are still forming buds, but here is what they should look like in a few weeks:
Hopefully, these will be permanent plantings that will be allowed to mature to their full artistic beauty and grow to their full size of 4 feet tall by 5 feet wide. We need to get rid of these so-called "Guest Plants" which are stuck pot & all into the ground temporarily and then later removed for some commercial event. Guest Plants are no way to build a beautiful garden, if you get our drift.
Guest Plants from last year: