Volume 20, Number 48 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | April 13 - 19, 2011
Downtown Express photo by John Bayles
Nurturing a green thumb, one mistake at a time
Phyllis Goldberg was tending her tiny plot in Liberty Gardens in Battery Park City last Thursday. Goldberg admits that her thumb might not be the greenest when it comes to some of the other gardeners who use the plots to grow everything from vegetables to flowers. But for Goldberg gardening is a hobby and she appreciates the chance to pick up tips from others who use the space.
“I’m basically uprooting a mistake,” Goldberg said as she tried to rip out one of old plants. “When I put this one in last year, I thought it was a perennial. But when I came out here today, it was dead as a doornail.”