A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Plant of the Week: Sagittaria lancifolia (Lance-leaved Sagittaria–red stemmed form) & Thalia dealbata (Powdery Thalia)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Should you be strolling along the hedge-lined path that connects the Wild Garden with the Shade Border, you will encounter two, water-filled planters tucked into little greenery nooks. They are…

A Summer Jaunt Collecting Auction Items

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. Wednesday night two weeks ago I took off for Copake Falls, NY, and the home of Margaret Roach, blogger extraordinaire (awaytogarden.com). It was the first leg of a 24-hour circuit collecting some…

In and Out of the Woods

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. Part of what makes the gardens a fertile environment for horticultural innovation is the exchange of ideas and experience cultivated by Wave Hill and many other gardens. Harnek Singh heads to England…

From The Shop–Jenah’s Notes: Summer Alfresco Dining

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Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer.  One of my delights is carefree dining outdoors, barefoot on a summer night….Savoring ripe tomatoes, fresh herbs and sweet…

Plant of the Week: Daucus carota ‘Dara’ (Queen Anne’s Lace Cultivar)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. The wild form of this plant, which is native to Eurasia, has plain white flowers and is commonly called Queen Anne’s lace. The flat clusters of tiny white blooms do…

The Edge of Place: An Interview with Rachael Wren

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Danni Shen, Curatorial Fellow in Visual Arts, organizes and interprets exhibitions at Wave Hill. She completed this interview prior to finishing her Fellowship at the end of June, 2016. Specific moments observed in nature are catalysts for Rachael Wren’s abstract…

Plant of the Week: Ligularia ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ (Leopard Plant Cultivar)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Ligularia ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’ (leopard plant cultivar) is one of the most handsome plants of the Shade Border, a tree-lined walk in a quiet corner of the garden. Its dark-maroon foliage…

The Yucca Blooms!

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture Emeritus Marco Polo Stufano planted this Yucca rostrata, or beaked yucca, about 15 years ago. A native of New Mexico, it was positioned in the corner to…

Plant of the Week: Ipomoea quamaclit (Cypress Vine)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. A charming species of morning glory, Ipomoea quamaclit (cypress vine) is native to South and Central America. It has lovely feathery foliage and tiny, bright red flowers, and loves to twine itself…

Plant of the Week: Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea’ (Rusty Foxglove Cultivar)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. In the shade of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense), at the southwest corner of Wave Hill House, is a mass of yellow-brown, upright flower spikes. They belong to the aptly…