Back in late May, redbankgreen told you about an effort to spruce up a weed-choked traffic island at the intersection of Bridge Avenue and Monmouth Street in Red Bank in time for Memorial Day.

That deadline was missed. But with the Independence Day weekend approaching, we can report that the triangular patch is looking much better, adding a touch of color opposite the train station in time for the extra trainloads of visitors expected for the KaBoom fireworks show Friday night (rain date is Saturday).

The garden is courtesy of Red Bank RiverCenter, the town’s business-promotion entity.