We're now halfway through the Green With Envy Tour One from last Saturday. We cross the thoroughfare of 4th Avenue, leaving Boerum Hill and entering my old neighborhood of Park Slope.
The Warren-St Mark's Garden spans Warren Street and St. Mark's Place between 4th and 5th Avenues in Park Slope. The contrasts with the gardens we visited in Boerum Hill were striking. First, there was just so much space, and more openness and sunlight. Second, food was being grown here.
Of course, my eyes were still drawn more to the ornamental plantings.
This big, yellow Asteraceae demanded attention. I didn't recognize it. I thought at first it was a Heliopsis. The flowers remind me more of a Coreopsis, but I've never seen one so huge as this. This specimen was about 6 feet tall. Anyone know what it is?
I also admired the subtle beauty of the Horsetails in the foreground above.
The composting area is off to one side at the middle of the garden, near Big Yellow, peeking in at the lower right. The big bag contains sawdust for folks to throw in when they're adding vegetables.
There's a nice area of stadium seating toward the St. Mark's end of the garden. They show movies there, using the side of an adjacent building as the screen.
Related PostsGreen With Envy Tour of Brooklyn Community Gardens, July 12 and 26
Brooklyn Bear's Garden, Park Slope, Green With Envy Tour, I.1
Hoyt Street Garden, Boerum Hill, Green With Envy Tour, I.2
Wyckoff-Bond Community Garden, Boerum Hill, Green With Envy Tour, I.3
David Foulke Memorial Garden, Boerum Hill, Green With Envy Tour, I.4
LinksWarren St. Mark's Community Garden (Web site and blog)
Warren St. Mark's Community Garden (Yahoo Group, requires membership)