Brooklyn in Bloom

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I CAME BACK TO BROOKLYN after a few days in East Hampton to find the place exploding — florally speaking, that is. Whereas the East End of Long Island is still brown and bleak, except for the relief of roadside forsythia, Brooklyn’s daffs and other bulbs are popping, and the street trees — white Bradford pears, magnolia, and redbud, are in full force, an immensely cheering sight against dark brownstones and rainy skies.

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Pots of Cheer

SEEN AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD recently…

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Cheap and cheerful: your basic half-barrel filled with multi-colored pansies

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Wisteria on Wyckoff: a fire escape makes a perfect trellis (is that a code violation?)

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Best tree pit I’ve seen

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Exuberant bearded iris, right on schedule