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Plant of the Week: Grevillea ‘Austraflora Fanfare’ (Grevillea hybrid)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.  Grevillea ‘Austraflora Fanfare’ has lustrous, finely cut foliage and a decidedly wide, spreading habit. New growth emerges a metallic-bronze and the blooms, which are appearing now, are like little upturned…

Plant of the Week: Cytisus tinctoria

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Cytisus tinctoria appears as a huge mass of yellow blooms in a corner of the Herb Garden. As useful as it is beautiful, the common name for this plant, dyer’s…

Cold Frames

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. Situated off the east side of the Potting Shed, the cold frame, so named because it is not heated, sits about a foot and half below ground level, with a cover of…

Winter’s End 2014

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Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer provides the gardener’s perspective on what has been a trying winter. Louis arrived to head up the horticultural staff at Wave Hill in January after serving for ten years as Director of Horticulture at Greenwood…

From The Shop: Staff Picks for the Holidays—The Gift of Light

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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. I love the magic of candlelight at wintertime—candles are always my go-to holiday gift. And with Chanukah, the festival…

Cool Herbal Drinks

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs, shares recipes from herbal drinks served during Welcome Home Weekend in early July.  With the temperatures in the mid 90’s, these refreshing herbal drinks were a huge hit with visitors at Welcome Home…

From The Shop: Sweet, Green, Scented Hostess Gifts

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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.  I love this time of year: getaway weekends and time for relaxing and enjoying the company of friends at…

Before and After Hurricane Sandy, Part 1 (Nov 5)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, checks on the state of the gardens post-Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy descended upon Wave Hill and swept the autumn away, along with our electricity and a few damaged trees. Miraculously we…

Fig Fancies

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Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticulture Interpreter Charles Day, fruit expert and fig fancier, led the cooking demonstration October 13. These demonstrations, keyed to the seasons, happen occasionally each year. Cooking demos at Wave Hill are always enjoyable occasions. This…

This Week in the Gardens: Goodbye, Summer; Hello, Fall (Sep 28)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, points to seasonal changes in the gardens. Summer keeps hanging on in most of the garden, but fall is making its first appearance with fruits and berries, fall-blooming bulbs and the…