I saw this photograph in the New York Time this morning, and my first thought was what were they thinking? They might as well as sow the seeds directly on the sidewalk as sprinkle them around the compacted, dog urine drenched soil around the base of a street tree. Clearly these people have never done any real urban gardening.
The article reported on the neighborhood response. The most astute:
“Do I go into your living room and tell you where to put your furniture?” Keith Henry said as he got out of his car near his home on Putnam Street. “It’s not so much about the flowers. It’s about the idea.”
His advice? “Take it easy. Before you change something, become a part of it.”