Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Flowers inside skateboard planter on 7th Street destroyed

[Reader photo from April]

Back in April, a small bed of flowers inside a tree guard made out of skateboard decks on Seventh Street between Avenue A and Avenue B drew praise from neighbors.

Someone even took the time to leave a sign noting: "Thanks skateboard gardener! The flowers are awesome!"

Unfortunately, most of the flowers were destroyed. Per a reader: "Someone killed all the sunflowers and wildflowers planted in the skateboard planter [Monday] night."

We even heard from the Skateboard Gardener, who said: "Very frustrated people couldn’t leave them alone to grow."

And here are some photos of the plot coming to life earlier this year...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Props for the Skateboard Gardener of 7th Street


Anonymous said...

This is why we can't have nice things! There's always some jerk who will destroy it all, perhaps the same people who treat the park like a trash can.

boxysean said...

Dear skateboard gardener
I'm so saddened for your loss
May they bloom again

Anonymous said...

Animals around every corner in this city. Lack of parenting.

Marjorie said...

Thank you so much for your sweetness, Skateboard Gardener. I hope these flowers get to grow tall.

Anonymous said...

What a shame. I was walking past a young woman who was tending to the broken pots. Many people are disrespectful, rude and have too much time on their hands.