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Plant of the Week: Cardiospermum halicacabum (Love-in-a-Puff)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Commonly known as balloon vine or love-in-a-puff, Cardiospermum halicacabum is a small vine originating from the tropics of Central and South America, but is equally happy growing here each summer…

A Walk in the Gardens−Gruesome, Yet Fascinating!

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An expert birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow leads walks and excursions all over the world, yet he has an easygoing and accessible way of encouraging new birders without overwhelming them with information. His walks are a regular feature of each…

Chelsea Physic Garden at Wave Hill

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. As our network of learning opportunities expands, I am delighted that today Nell Jones, Deputy Head Gardener and Propagation Manager at Chelsea Physic Garden is spending the day with us today. Nell’s…

Plant of the Week: Sorghum bicolor var. technicum (Broom Corn)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. There are no prizes for how this huge annual grass acquired its common name. The bundled feathery tops (seed heads) make excellent brooms and have been used as such for…

Plant of the Week: Victoria amazonica (Giant Water Lily)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Impossible to miss in the Aquatic Garden, the giant water lily (Victoria amazonica) spreads itself over a large portion of the pond. Exotic-looking, and tropical in origin (from the Amazon,…

Concolor Fir ‘Berkshire Blue’ Debuts at the Auction

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. In my first post about the auction items that we are assembling for the Gardeners’ Party on September 15, I mentioned stopping by Windy Hill Farm in Great Barrington, MA, to pick…

Plant of the Week: Talinum paniculatum ‘Kingswood Gold’ (Jewels of Opar Cultivar)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Talinum panicualtum is a semi-succulent plant that is native to much of the Americas, including the southern part of the US. It is an annual, meaning that it will germinate,…

Picnic Area Renovations Underway

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Director Facilities and Capital Projects Frank Perrone reports on repairs to the picnic area adjacent to Glyndor Gallery. Over the next two months, our Facilities team will be working hand-in-hand with Arbitrio & Sons to make major repairs to the picnic…

Wave Hill Sends off its First North American Christopher Lloyd Scholar

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. With Wave Hill gardener Harnek Singh in the midst of a Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development, and gardener Shane Pritchett recently returned from a week Garden in the Woods, home of the…

From the Artist’s Palette: Watercolors from the Garden

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Artist Wennie Huang frequently leads art workshops at Wave Hill. The August art workshop was Larger than Life: Watercolors from the Garden, a two-day session. We began with each participant selecting a site for their large scale, plein air painting…