The Sharing O’ the Green

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

We have begun moving plants and hardscaping out of the Baltic Street Community Garden to make way for the destruction of the current garden and P.S. 133 school building. (Click here for the story.)

Many of our most beautiful plants came to us as gifts and cuttings from people in the neighborhood, and we hope that we can give back by distributing them  throughout the area, for your treepits, front and backyards and decks.

Pictured below are some of the plants we’d like to find homes for. We have many more, including  day lillies, echinacea, the amazing trumpet vine and wisteria vine, periwinkle, and bridal wreath. There are several trees as well. Click here for  a fuller inventory.

We’d also like to share tools (rakes, shovels, trowels, a wheelbarrow) and the pavers that make up the garden’s walkways.

The carefully tended soil, rich with frequent additions of compost from our own bins, can enrich many gardens, containers and tree pits.

The Baltic Street gardeners invite you to come  on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18, from 11-5. The entrance is on Baltic Street, just east of Fourth Avenue. We have some containers, but if you can, bring your own.

Butterfly bush

Butterfly bush

Euonymous

Euonymous

Flax (though some say Yucca)

Flax (though some say Yucca)

Forsythia

Forsythia

Hostos

Hostos

Lady's mantle

Lady's mantle

Lavendar

Lavendar

Lemon balm

Lemon balm

Name tk

Name tk

Purple-leafed plum tree

Purple-leafed plum tree

Rosemary

Rosemary

Russian sage

Russian sage

Sage

Sage

Spearmint

Spearmint

Wild rose

Wild rose

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5 responses to “The Sharing O’ the Green

  1. Hi, I was busy all wknd. do you have anything left? I can come by anytime. please let me know. it is so sad to hear about the garden.

    thanks Dana

  2. Dear Baltic Garden,

    We need plants, ideally perrennials, for our three new planters in front of the Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center on Union Street and in front of the Gowanus Arts Building near you on Douglass Street! We would also love help deciding which plants would work best in front of both community arts centers — is there a way to discuss this with a gardener before Saturday? We promise to give the plants a good and loving home, and that they will enjoyed by all the children and adults who dance through our doors.

    Cheers,
    Elise and Spoke the Hub Dancing

  3. Hi, my roommate just sent me the link about the garden and I’m so sorry! I’ve started gardening this past year and I’m starting to understand just how much work it takes even to get the soil right for urban gardening. I think it’s so wonderful that even though you’re losing the garden, you’re reaching out to spread what you’ve grown around the community. In that vein, I have two questions. Is the soil safe to plant edibles in? And, a more out-there question, do you know if you can put a big container planting on the sidewalk? I live in Bed-Stuy and I’ve been wondering about whether or not I could put a dwarf fruit tree on the sidewalk for passerby and neighbors.

    Thanks,
    Heather

  4. Gemma Garcia

    I’m from the St. John Cantinus Community Garden, located on New Jersey Avenue in East New York Brooklyn. If any of your members would like to join our garden please call me at 917 836 5806. We would love to have you.

    I’m so sorry that you are losing your garden and if you need any help please let me know.

    We appreciate your generosity, and if you have a weather proof Notice Board in your garden that you will not take with you I would surely like to have it for our garden. I would also like to have a lavender plant and Flax (Yucca) and a short handled shovel.

    Sincerely
    Gemma Garcia

  5. The full inventory is not accessible.

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