Casa Frela Garden and Apiary

13 West 119th Street, between Lenox and 5th Ave

Open daily from 12pm to 4pm

Partnering with MIllionTreeNYC, GreenThumb, The Butterfly Project and Tree Giveaways

Harvesting Rainwater

Author: lawrence - Published Sat, May 18, 2013 05:27 PM - (2961 Reads)
Rain Harvesting System

Rain Harvesting System Workshop sponsor by Citizen Committee

This hands-on workshop will take you through the steps involved in building a basic rain harvesting system. Learn about the importance of water conservation, good surface areas from which to catch rain, and how to put together and maintain your system.

The Tool Shed

Author: lawrence - Published Fri, May 17, 2013 08:54 PM - (2739 Reads)
The Tool Shed

This is our Tool Shed!

A New Home

Author: lawrence - Published Wed, May 15, 2013 02:24 PM - (2924 Reads)
The Birdbath has a new Home!

The Birdbath has a new home!.


Author: lawrence - Published Wed, May 15, 2013 02:19 PM - (2439 Reads)
The Bench with Flowers

Garden Update

Look at the bench we made. The rocks, stones and slate were once buried in the lot. We added the flowers donated by The Butterfly Project.

Now, it a piece of art with an attitude!


About The Butterfly Project-

The Butterfly Project is a working group of gardeners, Scientists, Teachers, Students, Environmentalists, and Others promoting planting native plants for pollinators.

List of free plants we received from The Butterfly Project:

Aromatic Aster – Aster Oblongifolius
Larkspur – Delphinium Exaltatum
Trumpet Honeysuckle – Lonicera Noveboracensis
Blue Star – Amsonia “Blue Ice”
Smooth Phlox – Phlox Glaberrima “Triple Play”
Wreath Geranium – Solidago Caesia
Mountain Mint – Pycnanthemum Muticum
Zigzag – Goldenrod - Solidago Flexicalis
Wild Blue Phlox – Phlox Divericata
New York Fern – Thelypteris Noveboracensis
Poverty - - Juncus Tenuis

Please visit www.butterflyprojectnyc.org for more info

Pathway of Stones

Author: lawrence - Published Tue, May 14, 2013 09:37 PM - (3430 Reads)
Pathway of Stone

Making it Green

Author: lawrence - Published Tue, May 14, 2013 08:53 AM - (2869 Reads)
Garden Update

It was an amazing weekend working with my neighbors in the garden. We accomplished so much together and just enjoyed the day. Thank you to "Love Your Block", "Butterfly Project", "MillionTreesNYC" and "Greenthumb" for your donations, encouragement and support!

Butterfly Project

Author: lawrence - Published Sat, May 11, 2013 05:44 AM - (4656 Reads)

Native Plant Share and Workshop • Saturday, May 11

Casa Frela has been invited to participate in the Native Plant Share and Workshop - "Please come prepared to take gallon-sized plants - a folding shopping cart is recommended. Plants are for public gardens such as community, school or other public gardens. Each garden will be able to take approximately 15 - 17 plants. Registration begins at 10:30am."

Co-Founder & Programs Coordinator
Butterfly Project NYC

11 a.m.–1 p.m. • La Finca Del Sur • East 138th Street and Grand Concourse
Join Butterfly Project NYC, the Bronx Green-Up, and GreenThumb/NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage their presence in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop is part of NYC Wildflower Week and will include an educational game demonstrating the importance of the relationship between plants and pollinators. Plants will be available for pickup to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces, while supplies last.


Author: lawrence - Published Fri, May 10, 2013 12:51 AM - (3660 Reads)

Adding a new feature to the garden. Thank you to Harlem artist Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn for donating this beautiful birdbath.

Please visit Ingrid at her new artist studio location at Chashama Studios - 461 West 126th Street.

To Ingrid,

Thank you for your donation and support.


Our Garden Is Growing

Author: lawrence - Published Wed, May 08, 2013 04:55 PM - (3387 Reads)
The garden is growing

Look at what our Garden looks like today. We are using buried objects like rocks, roots, metals and glass to create our Garden!

Water Source

Author: lawrence - Published Thu, May 02, 2013 10:20 PM - (8791 Reads)
Hydrant Applied for the Hydrant Key today. This will be our water source for the Garden. The Hydrant is location on 119th Street, about 20 feet away from the garden site.