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Plant of the Week: Luffa aegyptiaca (Loofah)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. A stroll under the pergola beside our Monocot Garden will reveal a remarkable sight: nearly two dozen large gourds, hanging from the beams above. The majority of them, the…

Plant of the Week: Sorghum bicolor var. technicum (Broom Corn)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. There are no prizes for how this huge annual grass acquired its common name. The bundled feathery tops (seed heads) make excellent brooms and have been used as such for…

This Week in the Gardens: August Arrives—Scenes from Around the Garden (Aug 4)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, offers a sampling of plants that are thriving in the dog days of summer. Earlier in the season we visited the newly-planted Monocot Garden. Most plants in the Monocot Garden love the…

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…

This Week in the Gardens: A Makeover for the Monocot Garden (Jul 2)

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Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer describes new developments in this charming space adjacent to the Aquatic Garden. Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh decided to mix things up in the Monocot Garden this season. Along with the perennial grasses, daylilies…

Made for Shade

Spring is back. For gardeners and plant lovers it is one of the most exciting times of the year that brings their beloved perennial plants back to life after a long winter sleep.   Among these plants is the epitome…