It took longer than I thought it would, it's subtle, and it's not happening everywhere... but these are genuine wildflowers growing in vacant lots and tree pits!
An Actual Meadow of cornflowers seen from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the JMZ:
A tree pit on Van Buren and Lewis:
A tree pit on Kozskiuzko and Stuyvesant that looks like it's on its way to being brilliant:
And more of these sweet yellow flowers on Stuyvesant, maybe around DeKalb?
I also saw a lone poppy and more of these cute white flowers in a vacant lot on Monroe around Nostrand or so last night, but it was too dark to take a good picture. And there's another field of coneflower madness on Nostrand around Gates.
It's happening, and I must say the sensation of coming across the flowers is delightful, like finding treasure! Congratulations and thanks again to the army of volunteers who spread seeds and gave money!
July is time for treasure hunts!