They aced it. Perfection. Very Zen. Perhaps a front row to be added, but not much else, I'd think. Now, isn't this much better than the messy lush garden that was here before?
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I knew it. Replacing the former gardens in the "crescents" around the Oval will be low plants with a bunch of space in-between. The photo above is probably what both crescents will look like, aside from the addition of flowering perennials and, I assume, cabbages for the winter. You can kiss the lush gardens that surrounded the Oval--and that were a delight to many, giving people the feel of being in the country--goodbye. Probably forever. Management also states that the trees cut down in the crescents were "overgrown." What the hell does that mean? None of the trees were problematic and they offered welcome shade to those sitting on benches nearby. Damn these people. They have destroyed one of the the few things that made this place unique, just so they can promote how the Oval has been upscaled in a sale.
Stuy Town and PCV residents who wish to take in a lush garden, now that their own lush gardens have been destroyed, can head over to Tomkins Square Park, which now puts the Oval to shame. (Photos taken a couple of months ago.)
Question: How is it that a financially strapped Parks Department can maintain Tomkins Square Park grounds-keeping with the above results when the geniuses behind the grounds-keeping here seem to be always struggling and killing off plants and trees, and planting and replanting?