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

Flower-Garden

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

Cooking with figs 2

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)

Wild-Garden

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…

This Week in the Gardens: Spring Chartreuse!

Millium effusum, Amelanchier canadensis and Pulmonaria 'Mrs. Moon'

Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer highlights what’s new in the gardens this week. It’s chartreuse week! In the spring, acid green seems to go with everything.  In the Wild Garden, shade-loving golden wood millet (Millium effusum ‘Aureum’) emerging…

The Sweetest Gift: The Fragrant Garden

Marilyn Young is the Horticulture Assistant at Wave Hill.   Fragrance has been called the voice of inanimate things, and like music, a fragrant garden can touch the emotions deeply.   The revered British gardener and author William Robinson advised (in…