A neighborhood oasis: Twenty years ago, local resident Joe Caltagirone created a tulip garden out of a formerly vacant lot, at Tulip and East Cumberland streets. This month, he won first prize in the Community Flower Gardens category of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s 2013 City Gardens Contest. Caltagirone was honored on Sept. 21 at the PHS Fall Garden Festival at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Said Caltagirone of his win: “We are very proud and excited. It was truly unexpected.”
See our original story on the garden here.