An exercise in living things from Urban Garden Center

Jun 4, 2012

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a trip to Urban Garden Center in Harlem NYC

Guess what Internet? I think I might be nurturing a bit of a green thumb… at least for now. So far I’ve managed to buy, re-pot, and water a few living green items that are still at this moment living. Nothing that flowers, plants only, I mean let’s be real here. But I’ve had Patrice for two weeks now and she’s still alive and kickin’ enjoying her primo Astoria Park view from my bedroom window. Gurl was very popular at our field day party, everyone said how pretty she was.

So she doesn’t get lonely, I went back into planting mode this weekend to get her a couple friends and finish a wee bit of an herb garden project I’ve been scheming since attending the CB2 DIY event. It also gave me the opportunity to trek on over to Urban Garden Center and see what that was all about. Awesome space, great selection, sidewalk chalk signs pointing the way, and a satisfying Saturday morning activity. The hand-holding-man-friend accompanied me to offer his discerning eye and carrying arms. We went early because that’s how I roll and it wasn’t super crowded which was nice. I also got a chance to chat with the owner Dimitri, who has been number one nice on Facebook, liking all of Patrice’s updates. Internet high five.

chickens in the city

They also have chickens, with the nicest chicken coop I have ever seen in my entire life. I think it was the first real live chicken the hand-holding-man-friend had ever seen and I had to advise him that chickens are not pets and don’t like to be to be snuggled like Sophie cat. Especially a Harlem chicken, I mean look at that guy on the right, giving full stank eye to Siri for no reason.

plant supplies for the hanging herb garden

I scored a couple new house plants, basil, cilantro, chives, and rosemary, as well as four little clay pots for the hanging herb garden, plus look at the fancy gold pot! Love, get in my house. We all enjoyed our bus ride back across the river and I have high hopes for everything, though Dimitri warned me that cilantro is kinda hard to keep alive, but because I’m stubborn I really wanted to at least try. Famous last words.

Come back this week to see my finished herb garden project and in the mean time check out the sneak peeks on the Facebook page. ‘Like it’ while you’re there too. Yeah, I’m a ‘like’ pusher now, but really, there’s gonna be some good stuff happening around this corner of the internet that you’re gonna want to be updated about.

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Kelly June 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

Girl. I got my green thumb on this weekend too. Now I just hope the sun comes out a little bit so my garden will grow.


Jess @UsedYorkCity June 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

So happy to hear Patrice is alive and kicking, and is now going to have some awesome siblings to hang with. Kudos to you and your green thumb!:-)


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