Category Archives: What’s Blooming Now

On the High Line

The Empire State Building was the star of the show Sunday morning on the High Line. Although most visitors seemed much more interested in the new architecture (“You can look right into their bedroom!”) than the plants, the plants in … Continue reading

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A Mystical Experience

I needed to find a centerpiece of a large mixed container planting I was entering in a flower show in late June. The requirement was “at least three white-flowering plants from different genera in a 16″ terra-cotta colored pot.” Not … Continue reading

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It Hosta Be You

I haven’t done a post in my own garden since April 19, when the hosta spikes appear above ground. Why? Too busy gardening. The day in mid-April when the hostas poke through is a day I look forward to every … Continue reading

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What a Difference Three Days Make

There is one day each year when the Japanese maple in our front year is positively psychedelic. I posted pictures on November 7 thinking that it was the day. I woke up this Monday morning realizing that I’d been wrong. … Continue reading

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What Makes a Winning Plant?

What makes a winning plant? Not just winning in the sense of attractive, pleasing, engaging. But winning in the sense of horticultural experts giving it an award as an exemplar of its species. Yesterday I spent a few hours at … Continue reading

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Manhattan Transfer

Early autumn. New York City at its best. Cooler, crisp air. In between the crowds of shoppers, business people, tourists: parks, rooftop gardens, vest-pocket gardens. View from the roof of The New Museum, 235 Broadway between Rivington and Stanton Streets

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MORE Gardens in the Hamptons: Where the Signs Say “Welcome”

The Hamptons are a land of high hedges and closed gates, as well as of open vistas of fields and water. It can easily seem as if most gardens there are off-limits to the average visitor, who can occasionally catch … Continue reading

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