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Plant of the Week: Adonis amurensis (Adonis/Pheasant’s-eye)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.  One of the very first perennials to bloom at the start of the growing season is the cheerful, yellow-flowered Adonis amurensis. It usually flowers right after the winter snows have…

Plant of the Week: Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ (Mexican Bush Sage cultivar)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. This late-blooming salvia provides color and interest up to the very end of fall. Its soft, velvety spikes of purple flowers contrast wonderfully against the yellows and browns seen in…

Plant of the Week: Aster lateriflorus ‘Lady in Black’ (Calico Aster Cultivar)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. The calico aster is a native of eastern North America and, although known in the trade as Aster lateriflorus, has been reclassified by taxonomists as Symphiotrichum lateriflorum. As with other…

Plant of the Week: Helianthus porteri (Porter’s Sunflower)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. When we see the jaunty yellow blooms of this diminutive member of the sunflower tribe, we know that autumn has arrived. It is an annual plant and drops its seeds…

Plant of the Week: Cardiospermum halicacabum (Love-in-a-Puff)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Commonly known as balloon vine or love-in-a-puff, Cardiospermum halicacabum is a small vine originating from the tropics of Central and South America, but is equally happy growing here each summer…

Plant of the Week: Talinum paniculatum ‘Kingswood Gold’ (Jewels of Opar Cultivar)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Talinum panicualtum is a semi-succulent plant that is native to much of the Americas, including the southern part of the US. It is an annual, meaning that it will germinate,…

Plant of the Week: Daucus carota ‘Dara’ (Queen Anne’s Lace Cultivar)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. The wild form of this plant, which is native to Eurasia, has plain white flowers and is commonly called Queen Anne’s lace. The flat clusters of tiny white blooms do…

Wild Color!

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Nally Notes from the Field: Wild Color Sarah Crichton is one of five 2016 Nally Interns. A native New Zealander, she came to the internship this spring after more than two decades as a journalist. The Wild Garden hits its summer…

Bending and Weaving: Notes from the Wild Garden

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Wave Hill gardener Gelene Scarborough started gardening as a child in North Carolina. When she moved to New York City, she began by gardening for private rooftop gardens. Her career got its start at Wave Hill back in 1997 when…

Plant of the Week: Frittilaria verticillata

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. The fritillaries are some of the most beguiling blooms of spring. One of the earliest is Fritillaria verticillata and it is now now starting to show off its pale-green, nodding…