Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy this post while we pick up condoms in Prospect Park.
Van Brunt Street in Red Hook and an unintentional green wall cools the south face of building. And a yellow cab in Red Hook? The end is nigh.
We walked to Red Hook. I needed to check on some nurseries in person, and the results were richer than anticipated. The Gowanus Nursery, above, had a wonderful selection of plants available. Truly unusual,well chosen and inspiring stuff (I'll do a post about them later - open only Friday through Sunday. Worth the trip).
Further on, sidewalks and windows sprouted flowers.
Wild onions grew in the blue oil drums near the water at the Red Hook Park, beside Fairway's parking lot.
I wanted to see what was in bloom in the Lynden Miller-designed park (Pier 44 Waterfront Garden). I was not expecting too much to be in bloom, for some reason - I have only seen the garden in late fall and late winter. We had last been here for a chilly February picnic.
I was wrong.
Yucca. If you want to see the finest yucca display in New York, see this park, now. I was really surprised, and quite won over. Never been a plant I would think of including in a design, it seemed too spiky and untouchable. I like touching. Beautiful against the yellow spiraea (probably S. thunbergii "Ogon") and the blue and grey nepeta.
Look at these tall, luscious, voluptuous, creamy flowers...
And guess what? Yucca is edible. Flowers and pods.