green up day on our street.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

upper west side

in the spring, our street blocks traffic to host it's annual green up day. neighbors come out to plant flowers, grill hot dogs, and sell baked goods. mostly we all just come out to gossip and let our dogs sniff each other's butts. it's very cordial.

peonies
upper west side
spring green up
upper west side
spring green up

i know nada about planting anything. don't let the pic fool you. 

16 comments:

Michelle said...

What a great way to build community.

in dreams said...

love the balloon shot! so awesome. also, you look every part the gardener...i just hope you don't have a black-thumb like me, when it comes to plants. :)

Johanna said...

Great pics...what a fun day.

The Bebebirds said...

Aw that sounds like so much fun! I know very little about planting either but it's fun to give it a whirl! Looks pretty!

Brooke

Smith And Ratliff said...

I wish our street did something like this! Who organizes it for you guys? Looks fun!

Gita said...

It looks like a great neighbourhood. And planting is fun, even if you don't know shit about it :).

xx
http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

rebecca said...

smith and ratliff-
there is a block association committee with a president, VP, etc. these people aren't messing around.

erin said...

so festive! i wish our street had one of those days! mostly it appears to be "hire your gardener to plant day" around here. every. day. makes for some show stopping roses though!

Monica L. Shulman said...

This looks like series business. and so fun! You look simply adorable in that photo. best smile ever. and if you ever need tips on planting you know you can come to me. I love it.

Laicie said...

I love it! We need this in my neighborhood.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

John was just waxing rapturously about a garden–until I confessed I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing with plants, until they die! Oh well.

Shoko said...

How cute is that?! Seriously jealous. I want my neighborhood to do this, too!

Victoria said...

How much fun! Love that dog and the gloves on the fence.

Lonely Wife Project said...

I would never expect this kind of neighborly bonding in America ;)

Susan said...

So fun...and I'm the same with planting...but you sure do look like an expert there!

rebecca... said...

,,,what fun!,,,

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