What a difference a week makes!
Warmer temperatures coupled with ample rain have fueled an explosion of new growth and vibrant color this week. Every bud along tree branches has seemed to burst, and delicate new blooms have popped up along the planting beds.
In Stacy Bass's  gorgeous shot, which exemplifies the spring season, you can get a glimpse of the variety of plants that are making their first show of the season. The pink blooms of the redbud  trees, the soft bottle brush–like flowers of foamflower, and the green of sedges  and trees make this stretch of the park one of the most magical. Just north of West 20th Street, the Chelsea Thicket is an area of transition from grasslands to forest. Here you’ll find a mixture of shrubs and trees , and delicate understory grasses and perennials.
Discover all the blooms May has to offer in our monthly bloom list .