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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…

This Week in the Gardens: Celebrating Self-Sowers (Aug 31)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, introduces some late-summer self-sowers. We love those self-sowing plants that pop up serendipitously around the garden, even though it requires a bit of maintenance to manage them properly.  Mulch too heavily…

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: An Oasis on the Great Lawn (Jul 26)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, turns her attention to the Pergola, which frames a spectacular view of the Hudson River and Palisades.  This week, we wandered over to the Pergola where lush and colorful plants seem…

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…

This Week in the Gardens: Clematis (Jun 22)

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, checks out different species, varieties and cultivars of clematis blooming in our gardens this late June. The clematis are looking particularly fine this week. Throughout the garden you’ll find examples of…

This Week in the Gardens: Inside-Out! (Apr 2)

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Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer highlights what’s new in the gardens this week. It’s hard to keep up with what’s in bloom in the Palm House this time of year—by the time we draft a bloom list, the display has…

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…