Gorgeous roses are now in bloom at the New York Botanical Garden
If it's going to be this hot, at least we're getting something pretty out of it.
Fri May 31 2013
Photograph: Ivo M. Vermeulen
The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden
So this heat—am I right? What's that about? (It's 91 degrees right now, guys. Gross.) But here's the thing: Heat is very good for roses, which thrive when the weather is warm and there's some moisture in the air and soil. (It's a small consolation when we can barely walk a block without dripping in sweat, but whatever.)
What this means for New Yorkers: You should get your butt to a botanical garden, if you're the sort of person who likes to stare at (or possibly Instagram photos of) pretty flowers. The New York Botanical Garden's Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is already approaching full bloom; the flowers should reach their peak sometime this weekend.
And let's not forget the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Its Cranford Rose Garden is typically in full flower by early June, and BBG members can celebrate at Rose Night, happening June 5.