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Plant of the Week: Viola cv. (Pansy cultivar mix)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Who can resist the smiling face of a pansy? This Viola selection, Viola cv.,  is a mixture called ‘Citrus Mix,’ for obvious reasons, and it is superbly matched with similarly-hued…

A Once-Mighty Magnolia Falls

Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. We’ve been dressing the gardens for the annual gala this Thursday evening, and with the weather suddenly warmer and sunny, we’ve gotten even busier. But we had an unwelcome task as well….

Pallets Take 4: Planting, Pinning, Planting

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Wave Hill gardener Jen Cimino earned her BS in Wildlife Management and Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire, where she got her first taste of horticulture.  In the last five years, her responsibilities have included the Tropical House…

Plant of the Week: Aristolochia macrophylla (Dutchman’s pipevine)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. A luxuriant and tropical-looking vine, Aristolochia macrophylla (Dutchman’s pipevine), envelops a large section of the Pergola that surrounds the Aquatic Garden. The common name comes from the appearance of its…

From The Shop: Graduation Gifts!

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Assistant Manager Nubia Martin is an avid lover of nature and holistic healing who brings a sense of peace and balance to The Shop’s aesthetic. This month and next, so many of us are celebrating and honoring the graduates in…

Overflow in the Sunroom: An Interview with Tai Hwa Goh

Danni Shen, Curatorial Fellow in Visual Arts, organizes and interprets exhibitions at Wave Hill. Tai Hwa Goh creates delicately layered installations from printed and cut paper. Her imagery evokes biological forms and landscapes, reflecting the accumulation of memory and experience,…

From The Shop−Jenah’s Notes: Pastels Trending!

Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer.  It’s a joy to fill The Shop with merchandise that reflects the vitality of the season—fragrant soaps, locally grown…

Plant of the Week: Nemesia cheiranthus ‘Masquerade’

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Among the spring plantings in the beds on the Kate French Terrace outside Wave Hill House and The Café is this new and slightly bizarre little annual. It’s called the…

Pallets Take 3: Preparing for Planting

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Wave Hill gardener Jen Cimino earned her BS in Wildlife Management and Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire, where she got her first taste of horticulture.  In the last five years, her responsibilities have included the Tropical House…

Plant of the Week: Cytisus tinctoria

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Cytisus tinctoria appears as a huge mass of yellow blooms in a corner of the Herb Garden. As useful as it is beautiful, the common name for this plant, dyer’s…