In the great nursery reshuffle, Michele Paladino's Gowanus Nursery has relocated to the corner of Van Brunt and Carroll Streets, still in Red Hook. This will be the third move for the nursery. It is far from its orginal site near the native, fuel-rainbowed swamp for which it is named.
Construction on site means that plant space is limited but already there was a characteristically unusual plant on display outside - an Edgeworthia papyrifera, the fragrant, late-winter-blooming shrub with deceptively plump and tender branches making it look as though it could not possibly survive freezing temperatures. The one in the perennial beds at the BBG must look perfect round about now. It is huge.
The Gowanus Nursery is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays. Maybe a good idea to call ahead: 718-852-3116.