10 years ago, on May 16, 2006, I wrote the first post for this blog. To celebrate my 10th Blogiversary, on Sunday, May 15, I'm opening my garden for a tour with NYC Wildflower Week. The event is free, but registration is requested, as space is limited.
NYC Wildflower Week: Place, Purpose, Plants: Urban Gardening with Native Plants
Date & Time: Sunday, May 15 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Stratford Road at Matthews Court in Flatbush, Brooklyn
Since 2005, Chris Kreussling has transformed a dusty, weedy backyard and conventional lawn and gardens into a garden oasis. In his gardens you can find over
80130 species of plants native to NYC, and many more native to New York state and the Northeast. He's documented scores of native insects that make use of these plants throughout the year, and some that make their homes there, as well. His gardens are registered as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation, and Pollinator Habitat with the Xerces Foundation. He's documented the process for the past 10 years on his gardening blog, Flatbush Gardener.