I’ve no idea what these city-owned strips of (sometimes) grass or (too often) weeds between the sidewalk and the street are called: swales? easements? Anyone know? [Ed: Technically, they’re called “boulevards” but the common name for them is “hellstrips.”]
This option doesn’t exist on our street, sad to say. However, I appreciate the efforts on other streets, roads and avenues.
These images were taken last spring, a couple of weeks later in the season. I love the way you can get a really close look at the plants in these situations, without that feeling of trespass. Tulips, particularly, have surprising insides that warrant closer inspection.
Think I’ll swing by soon to see what else has been established here to fill in the space as the tulips ripen – always the challenge when planting tulips: what to do to disguise the necessary yellowing foliage. Will these gardens still have curb appeal?