Hyacinths in Tree Pits Brighten the Streetscape

Last week, we installed 20 pots of hyacinth bulbs in 50 of the neighborhood's CIC managed tree pits.

To soften the streetscape in southwest Chelsea, Chelsea Improvement Company maintains tree pits throughout the neighborhood. Each tree pit includes a tree, fence, and planting area for seasonal horticultural treatments.

Last week, Director of Horticulture Maureen Hackett took steps to ensure a colorful spring in Chelsea by overseeing the installation of hyacinths in 50 of the planting areas. Each tree pit was planted with 20 pots of hyacinth bulbs that will begin to sprout in early April. To make sure that color lasts well into the warm season, Ms. Hackett will plant 20 more pots in each tree pit in mid-April.

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