MR SEDUM POSTED as a comment: I have been working at the Virginia Avenue Park in Capitol Hill Southeast for the last three weeks. The Parks Department has planted the area just outside the community garden plots with rose bushes and other plants. The area was never maintained. It was overgrown with wild trees, weeds and vines, and so I have been clearing the weeds and planting some sedum plants. This is park land, and hundreds of gardeners pass right by the overgrown area on the way to their own garden plots, but they haven't done anything to maintain the area. So, I work there on weekdays, during my lunch breaks.
If anyone wants to help out, here are the directions: From the US Capitol/Eastern Market: head east on Pennsylvania and make a right on 8th Street SE. Go four blocks; after passing US Marine Barracks, you'll go underneath a freeway overpass. Take the next left on Virginia Avenue. The park is straight ahead. Pass the community gardens and follow the sidewalk to the rose bushes.
I noticed that the small park outside the Eastern Market metro station has similar problems: rose bushes planted, but no maintenance or weeding of any kind. Thousands of people walking in and out of the metro station, and nobody does anything to maintain the plants.
(Photo taken by Google.Maps)
Gnarly here-- is this garden you referred to, Mr Sedum? I do vaguely recollect seeing rose bushes at the metro. The view here is from D street near 7th street...
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