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Plant of the Week: Galanthus elwesii (Greater Snowdrop)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. Snowdrops are a welcome sight in late winter. Their snowy-white blooms often appear in milder spells in early February. Even during colder conditions they will still develop and are…

Plant of the Week: Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis (Dwarf Sweet Box)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.  Dwarf sweet box (Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis) is a low-growing evergreen shrub that blooms in late winter or very early spring. The flowers are small, white and very fragrant. In…

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…

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…

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….

This Week in the Gardens: The Last Hurrah

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs, takes stock of the gardens before the first deep freeze of winter. After a long and glorious fall at Wave Hill, the temperature plunged below 30 degrees this past Tuesday night, snuffing out…

This Week in the Gardens: Spring Preening (Apr 8)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs, shares evidence of the new season arriving at Wave Hill. It’s the first week of April and spring is finally settling over Wave after a cold and blustery March. The gardeners are busy…

This Week in the Gardens: Winter Solstice (Dec 21)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, welcomes the arrival of winter in the gardens. December 21 and winter is officially here! There is plenty to see in the gardens. Here’s a glimpse of what you are missing…

This Week in the Gardens: Creative Containers (Jul 13)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, has had containers on her mind since demonstrating for visitors last weekend how to create container water gardens. This week, she broadens her focus. By mid-summer, potted plants can be found…

Winter Workspace Artists: Nick Lamia

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John Minieri is a Curatorial Fellow in Wave Hill’s Visual Arts Department. With just over a week left in the first session, I stopped in to the galleries to see what the artists have been up to.  My first visit…