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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…

Get on the Map!

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Barry Kogan, Wave Hill’s Senior Manager of Youth Programs, manages Wave Hill’s Forest Project, a six-week, paid summer internship for teens that works to improve the ecology of the Bronx, and the Woodland Ecology Restoration Mentorship (WERM), a 14-month program for…

Summer 2017: A Global Cast to the Paisley Bed

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. Each spring, we plant up succeeding waves of brightly hued tulips. This shot of the bed in May, 2015, tells that story. Once summer arrives, the bed gets planted up again for the longer…

Plant of the Week: Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.  The Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica) is not exactly pink. Bright red flowers with dazzling yellow is closer to the mark, and it is a magnet for hummingbirds. Although native to…

Plant of the Week: Callirhoe involucrata (Poppy Mallow)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.  Native to central and southern United States and northern Mexico, this member of the mallow family (Malvaceae) is an attractive and tough ground-cover plant. Procumbent (sprawling) stems emerge from a…

Plant of the Week: Allium ‘Ambassador’ (Ornamental Onion)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.  Alliums come in many shapes and sizes—including edible crops, such as garlic, onion and leek—but the impressive ornamental Allium ‘Ambassador’, one might say is an excellent representative of the genus….

Plant of the Week: Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem Sage)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.  The Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fruticosa) is a native of the warm lands of the eastern Mediterranean but survives the cold winters here in the Northeast provided it has some shelter….

A Summer with the WERMS

Catherine Feeney was the Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) Crew Leader for the summer of 2016, leading ten, first-year interns through data collection in the field. She also helped facilitate the two summer courses, “Restoration of NYC’s Natural Areas” and…

Farewell to our Third WERM Cohort!

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Kristen MacFarlane, Wave Hill’s Youth Programs Coordinator, works with high school students in the Forest Project and Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM), Wave Hill’s two paid internship programs for high school students.  On August 23, 2016, ten high school students…

Forest Project XXXVI: Come and Gone!

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Victoria Thomas was one of the four Forest Project Crew Leaders this past summer. She is a recent graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She led her crew’s restoration efforts on the northernmost site of Wave Hill’s Herbert &…