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Plant of the Week: Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum’ (Japanese Maple cultivar)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. The recent, hard frosts may have shortened this year’s fall foliage display out on the grounds, but inside the T. H. Everett Alpine House, our little Japanese maple (Acer…

Plant of the Week: Rhus copallina (Shining, or Winged, Sumac)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. The shining sumac (Rhus copallina) is native to eastern North America and is often found in large colonies on hillsides and along country roads. It is a spectacular sight…

Project Alpine House

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. Wave Hill’s Alpine House gives visitors the opportunity to view our collection of beautiful alpine plants up close. The house and adjacent terrace were built in 1983 by Wave Hill’s Friends of…

This Week in the Gardens: Winter into Spring (Feb 26)

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Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day looks for small signs of spring. I love observing the changes as one season pivots into the next, and late February is one of these special moments. Certainly, winter is not yet over,…

This Week in the Gardens: Celebrating Self-Sowers (Aug 31)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, introduces some late-summer self-sowers. We love those self-sowing plants that pop up serendipitously around the garden, even though it requires a bit of maintenance to manage them properly.  Mulch too heavily…

This Week in the Gardens: Inside-Out! (Apr 2)

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Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer highlights what’s new in the gardens this week. It’s hard to keep up with what’s in bloom in the Palm House this time of year—by the time we draft a bloom list, the display has…