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Noyes Park Community Garden Plot Registration Begins Soon

Interested in meeting neighbors and growing your own garden? Consider signing up for one of the community garden plots at Noyes Park. Registration for the 2017 growing season will begin on January 15, 2016.

From their plot registration webpage:

The Noyes Community Garden has twenty 8’x4’ plots. At least two of these plots will be reserved for public use and planted in conjunction with local youth and school children, and the remaining will be available for individuals or groups within the community. All DC residents who are not already tending a garden plot in a DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) garden are eligible to sign up for a garden plot. There is a $30 yearly fee to use the plots in Noyes Park.

Registration for the 2017 growing season will begin on January 15, 2017. The open registration period will be held between January 15 and January 31. Should the number of registrants exceed the number of available plots, we will use a lottery system to assign plots. If there are still spaces available after January 31, registration will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for a plot, fill out the online registration form which will become available on our website (friendsofnoyespark.org) beginning January 15. You may also register by sending your name, street address, phone number, and email address to the Friends of Noyes Park (2718 10th St NE, Washington DC 20018) after January 15. Any registrations received prior to January 15 will be disregarded.

Questions or comments regarding the community garden should be directed to garden(at)friendsofnoyespark(dot)org  or 202 524-0547.  Noyes Park is located at 10th and Franklin Streets, NE.

DPR Offers Free Summer Urban Garden Workshop Series

While these events don’t take place in Brookland, we know Brooklanders love to garden, and would be interested in the Department of Parks and Recreation Summer Urban Garden Workshop Series.  There will be over 40 workshops, with topics like Intro to Urban Beekeeping, Rooftop Gardening 101, and  Vertical Gardens and are being offered now through September 28th. All workshops are free, however registration is required. Resister for workshops here.

Brookland Home And Garden Tour – Did You Get Your Ticket Yet?

Home and Garden Tour FlyerThe date of the 7th Annual Brookland Home and Garden Tour is fast approaching. On Sunday June 8 friends and neighbors will walk the streets of the greater Brookland area to once again appreciate  that a few home owners graciously open the door to their house and garden.

Two years ago Shani and I had the pleasure of welcoming hundreds of people to our home. We had many wonderful conversations and met a lot of interesting people.  If you have taken the tour before you know how much fun it is. If you haven’t you need to make this year’s your first tour .

The Greater Brookland Garden Club organizes the tour, and invites all tour participants and neighbors to the famous reception starting at 5pm.

GBGC House and Garden Tour Party 2013. Photo Courtesy of Tom Bridge's Bit Bucket.
GBGC House and Garden Tour Party 2013. Photo Courtesy of Tom Bridge’s Bit Bucket.

Details about the houses on this year’s tour and the party can be found in the booklet that functions as your ticket. You can pay for your ticket online and then pick it up at Petals, Ribbons and Beyond at 3906 12th Street. Of course you can also pay directly in the store.

We are looking forward to this great Brookland event like every year.

Brookland In Photos – We Got Lots Of Holly!

Nothing screams “Holidays Season!” like a good ole Holly sprig with berries. Now that our leafy deciduous friends have shed their leaves, evergreens like the Holly really start to stand out. As I started taking photos around the neighborhood, I was surprised by the variety of holly plants I found; from low -growing foundation shrubs to taller tree varieties. In some cases manicured, and sometimes growing wild and free.

Brookland In Photos – First Signs Of Fall

A Beauty In Red

The days are cooling off, the nights turning crisp…as we head into October signs of fall are starting to ease their way into our neighborhood…

Brookland Garden Of The Month, September 2012 Edition

September brings blissful reprieve from August’s harshness, and pulls us back into our gardens. Most flowers have bloomed and are done, and it gets increasingly challenging to maintain fall colors unless you go with plants like mums. But the skilled gardener can do so much more.

This stunner of a garden is at 3012 16th Street NE. Devoted almost entirely to roses, the gardener takes advantage of the fact that these shrub roses love the cooler weather and recent rains to burst back into bloom after going dormant in the heat of high summer. They are meticulously kept, with hardly a spent rose in sight.  The scene from the front is absolutely beautiful, especially in combination with the short yellow flowers in front (I don’t know what they are), a touch of red geraniums, and a birdbath that together surely make this space a joy to behold from the front porch. The home itself is a gorgeous American Foursquare popular at the turn of the 20th century.

Congratulations to 3012 16th Street NE for being the Brookland Garden of the Month for September!



Our Favorite Brookland Houses – Back At The Ranch Edition

Unique Houses Brookland NE Washington DC

Roosters, totem poles and cacti – oh my! This great house reminds me of my college days in Tucson, AZ. I loved the way many houses in the southwest invite the outdoors in. This house has the best of both worlds – huge upper windows that let the sun in, and the privacy the indoor shutters provide. The southwest look is completed with an amazing (and I imagine relatively care free) rock garden studded with cacti and an eclectic assortment of garden sculptures. Fantastico!