View photos from Friday’s tree box gardening on 17th Street NW.
The renovated tree boxes on 17th Street NW will have spring flowers thanks to some fall planting last Friday by about 50 students from Ross Elementary School. The students, from grades 3 to 5, were accompanied by parents and teachers. They were assisted by Frank Asher, owner of OLD CITY green at 9th and N Streets NW. The event was organized by the Ross School PTA. The elementary school serves grades 1 through 5 and is located on the 1700 block of R Street NW.
The students planted tulip bulbs and then mulched the tree boxes. The new boxes were part of the 17th Streetscape project, which was completed earlier this fall. The 17th Street Festival was held Saturday, Sept. 25 to celebrate the project, which also included new sidewalks and lamp posts (see Sunshine, Crowds For First 17th Street Festival).
Ross School PTA will hold its annual Holiday Tree Sale on the school playground during the first three weekends of December. You can pre-order your tree online.