Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens:
At long last, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the restoration of the canals. Bedeviled by a hideous spring, we have had many delays, but we now feel confident that the water will be flowing and the fish will be swimming in a week or so. In the meantime, our poor aquatic plants have been stockpiled in a manmade swamp near the municipal greenhouse.
I admit that I am sometimes a creature of habit, accustomed to seeing things a certain way. When I spied an aberrant pot in the center of the East Stoa in the Walled Garden, I thought that the gardeners had left it there temporarily before placing it with the other beautifully composed pot arrangements. I soon learned that our young gardener, Drew Schuyler, had placed it there as a kind of coffee table, a little exclamation point in the Stoa. There you go!
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy