Spotted at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Curator Nancy Seaton cleaning out the lily pond on a hot day. She felt that this was not her finest hour and agreed only reluctantly to be photographed. But we love hardworking gardeners out in the muck, do we not?
Her project this year, apart from weeding the pond, was a long border of annuals organized by country of origin. Californians beware: if you show up at BBG and are asked to identify which side of the pond holds the annual garden and which side holds the perennial garden, you’re gonna look like a big dork. You call that giant salvia an annual? Oh yeah, I guess a lot of things become annuals under two feet of snow.Posted by Amy Stewart on August 23, 2007 at 5:52 am, in the category Unusually Clever People.