Plants Are Growing, Flowers Are Blooming

First Garden Blooms

As the picture above illustrates, the garden is experiencing its first blooms of the year! The white flowers belong to our blackberry bushes. Over the next 4-6 weeks, the flowers will fall off, allowing a green berry to emerge, which over time, will darken in color. The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice, so keep that in mind when they start appearing!

Below, is a picture of one of our ornamental onions, Allium Schubertii, starting its cosmic-looking bloom. Keep an eye out for the others along the food fence as they also reach peak bloom.

SW Duck Drop

This Saturday, from 1-4pm, at the Southwest Duck Pond (located in the park at the corner of 6th and i Street SW), the Southwest Business Improvement District and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly will be hosting a “Duck Drop”, where the pond will be getting refilled. There were be live music and food from King Ribs. The garden will have a table at the event and will be handing out free rosemary and lavender.

Available for harvest:

  • Pineapple sage
  • Mint
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Chives
  • Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes) 
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