A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

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…

Pallets Take 2: Accommodating Design Changes

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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…

The Tropical House—Starring the Jade Vine!

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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…

Paisley Panoply

Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. You really can’t miss the Paisley Bed, since it asks for your attention as you approach the Perkins Visitor Center. Its paisley shape is just small enough to offer the ideal spot for…

Early Spring: Coping with Cool Temperatures

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. After last week’s warm spell, our gardeners were all set to plant sweet little viola plants yesterday morning. But with a surprise forecast of cooler temperatures—and we’ve been feeling them since the…

From Wood Pallets to Plant Palettes

Raised outside Philadelphia, 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. After graduating, she spent seven years at the Brooklyn…

Plant of the Week: Purple Bell Flower

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Rhodochiton atrosanguineus, commonly known as the purple bell flower, is a climbing vine from Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, and is surely one of the most bizarre blooms to be found…

Mulching Around the Garden

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Among the tasks that you may have seen Wave Hill gardener Albert Cabrera engaged in over the last few weeks is that of mulching around the base of some of our wonderful trees. He joined the hort team almost a year…

Plant of the Week: Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Partway along the road between the Perkins Visitor Center and Wave Hill House, there is a marvelous view across the Lower Lawn to the George Washington Bridge. Most of the…

The Growing House

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Wave Hill gardener Susannah Strazzera can often be found in the Growing House, nurturing the tenderest of plants. Strazzera joined Wave Hill in April, 2003. Her primary responsibilities are for the Alpine House and the Shade Border. Until quite recently…