Flowers before full light


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

Adams Grove Community Orchard


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

Photo: Guthrie Byard

You’re in Longfellow

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 to make arrangements.

Photo: Joe Widmer