You can pick your own tulips on Park Avenue

Posted On Tue, May 24, 2022 By

Posted On Tue, May 24, 2022 By In City Living, Events, Upper East Side

Photo courtesy of East Midtown Partnership on Flickr

Get your trowels ready! The Park Avenue Tulip Dig is back, giving New Yorkers the opportunity to dig up and take home tulip bulbs planted along the famed thoroughfare between the north side of East 54th Street and the south side of East 86th Street. Approximately 60,000 tulips are planted every year in a new color by the non-profit Fund for Park Avenue, as reported by Patch. This year’s flowers are a pink tulip known as “Darwin Hybrid Apricot Pride.”

Photo by Rudy Saunders; Courtesy of the Fund for Park Avenue

The free Park Avenue Tulip Dig will run from May 23 to May 29. To participate in the dig, the Fund says you need your own trowel and a copy of the event flyer to prove to passersby you are allowed to dig.

The Darwin Hybrid Apricot Pride tulip is an extremely weather-resistant plant that will blossom for years and years as long as they are planted in a good space with enough sunlight.

Photo by Rudy Saunders; Courtesy of the Fund for Park Avenue

According to the Fund, don’t take soil or cut off any leaves when digging up the bulbs. Preserve them in a dry space until the leaves have turned brittle and replant them in October or November.

[Via Patch]

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Neighborhoods : Upper East Side



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