This “blooming boulevard” contains several of the most common Longfellow flowers, milkweed, Virginia Bluebells, Rudbeckia, and Daylilies. All are older heritage varieties, commonly planted 100 years ago. The colors really “pop” in the minutes before the sun is fully risen.
Photo: Jane Strauss
Workers and clients at Leder Scrap metal recycling take a break and enjoy a variety of ice creams and frozen treats from the Big Bell Ice Cream truck. Owner James Freid has operated this Longfellow neighborhood gem for 25 years.
Photo: Robert Ball
Whirligigs wend their way in the wind on a steamy Longfellow day.
Photo: Karen Girardeau
Longfellow Community Council board member Trevor Russell (right) discusses with a neighbor his ideas for turning Adams Triangle into Adams Grove Community Orchard during an event held in Adams Triangle today.
Trevor has an amazing view of how this parcel of hitherto unappreciated land can be a community hub for education, engagement, edibles, and enjoyment. If you want to know more about the project and show Trevor your support, email Trevor at email@example.com.
Photo: Guthrie Byard
Noticing too many drivers using 31st St. as some sort of Lake St. bypass and driving too fast for the narrow side street, gardener and friendly neighbor Holly Mattson wanted to remind these drivers that while you’re in Longfellow you should slow down and enjoy it. Mattson said she’s been getting requests for signs and is happy to share her artistic talents with anyone that provides the materials (or the $4 to cover them). Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Photo: Joe Widmer
Minneapolis Park System
There are four free wading pools in Greater Longfellow – Splish-Splash!
Photo: Katie Simon-Dastych
The garden is believed to be one of two remaining Victory Gardens in use in the United States.
Photo: Farrah Fossum