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What’s Beautiful Now: Solstice Sights

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on June 20 2018, by Matt Newman

It’s the first official week of summer and the Garden’s beauty is at its most verdant. Dappled sunlight filters down through a filled out canopy in the Forest, while the Rose Garden continues to carry the torch for outdoor color. But elsewhere, like in the Native Plant Garden, Perennial Garden, and Rock Garden, you can find gems showing off their petals.

Native Plant Garden

Native Plant Garden
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This is the time to see meadow perennials in bloom, as well as sweeps of Penstemons in the glade and a variety of lovely ferns through the woodland.

What’s Beautiful Now: Into Summer

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on June 13 2018, by Matt Newman

Summer doesn’t officially kick off until June 21, but the Garden grounds are already well-prepared for the season of green. And among that green, from the Native Plant Garden to the Forest, you’ll find the bright peppering of color offered up by spring’s later blooms. Come for the roses at peak bloom this week, and stay for all of the little treasures you’ll discover during a walk through our 250 acres.

Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden
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This garden is full of color and texture this week as the perennials fully stretch out for the season. Salvias and nepetas are painting the garden blue this week. There is always something beautiful blooming in this garden, with more on deck when they finish.

What’s Beautiful Now: Rosy Afternoons

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on June 6 2018, by Matt Newman

It’s all about roses this week as we head toward our long-awaited Rose Garden Weekend at NYBG, June 9 & 10. The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is wearing all of its spring finery! Look for floribundas, hybrid teas, and more—all of them blooming in a confetti of pinks, reds, whites, and yellows. Elsewhere in the Garden, you’ll find the Forest greening out ahead of summer, an abundance of ferns and foliage in the Native Plant Garden, and of course the Hawaiian beauty of Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i—currently our Nolen Greenhouses are full to the brim with new plants ready to make their way into the exhibition in the Conservatory; look for them soon!

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
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The Rose Garden is enjoying its first flush of color for the season! Make sure you don’t miss this garden at its peak.

What’s Beautiful Now: Perennially Yours

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 30 2018, by Matt Newman

The diverse rooms of the Perennial Garden are coming into fashion this week as salvias and nepetas open up to the warm weather, and more is on deck as we near the summer season. In the Native Plant Garden, keep an eye out for Sarracenia species, their flute-like pitchers turned up to the sky all around the water feature. Native rhododendrons and azaleas in this garden are also making themselves known, as are perennials like Zizia aurea. Late spring is a beautiful time to explore NYBG!

Perennial of the Week: Catmint (Nepeta)

Perennial of the Week: Catmint (<em>Nepeta</em>)
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These showy and aromatic plants steal the spotlight this week! You can find various species and cultivars throughout the Garden, but you won’t want to miss them in action on the Seasonal Walk. In addition to being easy-to-grow and versatile plants, Nepeta blooms heavily and attracts many bees and butterflies.

What’s Beautiful Now: Herbaceous Peonies

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 23 2018, by Matt Newman

The Matelich Peonies are the collection to spot this week, with dozens of pink, red, purple, and white flowers unfurling their large petals just outside the front doors of the Conservatory. Before it becomes the Rose Garden’s time to shine, these are some of the most colorful blooms you’ll see at the Garden! Elsewhere, the Lilac Collection is still showing color and fragrance, while the Garden’s abundant greenery fills out in preparation for summer.

Herbaceous Peonies

Herbaceous Peonies
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Glorious showy blooms are held above rich green foliage on these peonies. Amidst the Matelich Anniversary Peony Collection, you will find a wide range in form from single to fully double, with satiny petals in white, pink, coral, and red. They offer up scents of rose, lemon, honey, or musk that sing of Spring and even warmer days to come! You will find this collection along Perennial Garden Way, with more than 150 herbaceous peonies reaching their peak in mid-May.

What’s Beautiful Now: Flamboyant & Fragrant

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 16 2018, by Matt Newman

Bright whites and fiery fuchsias define the Garden’s spring blooms this week, with flowering dogwoods and azaleas decked out in their seasonal finest. Look for pastel blues, pinks, and purples, too, thanks to the fragrant lilacs and gentle bluestars to be found in our collections.

Lilac Collection

Lilac Collection
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Our Lilac Collection is filled with color and fragrance this week as these old-fashioned favorites strut their stuff.

What’s Beautiful Now: Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 7 2018, by Matt Newman

With the early blooms of the daffodils, cherries, and magnolias winding down, we’re barreling right into azalea and crabapple season, with lilacs and tree peonies hot on their tails. The warm weather has flowers popping up in abundance throughout our many collections, so now’s the time to visit if you want to catch true Spring color in action.

Azalea Garden

Azalea Garden
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The spring crescendo of white, coral, pink, and purple azalea blossoms complemented by blooming perennials and unfurling hosta in the Azalea Garden is one of NYBG’s most striking seasonal spectacles.

What’s Beautiful Now: A Big Send-Off for Early Blooms

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 4 2018, by Matt Newman

With the daffodils and cherry blossoms having peaked, there’s still plenty to see of them around the Garden—but they won’t last forever, so don’t wait past this weekend. In turn, the azaleas are ramping up with wild abandon, making these spring stand-outs the big stars going into this warm, warm May weather.

Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden
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Tulips and daffodils steal the show this week, especially the reds and yellows in the Hot Room.

What’s Beautiful Now: Warmth & Abundance

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on April 23 2018, by Matt Newman

Spring is here. For real here, as far as I’m concerned. And with daytime temps looking to be in the 60s for the rest of the week (fingers crossed), it’s a great time for our flowers to catch our flowers waking for the season. You’ll find cherry blossoms galore, fragrant magnolias, and daffodils in abundance cascading across Daffodil Hill, Liasson Valley, and elsewhere throughout the Garden. The azaleas won’t be far behind!

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms
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Our cherries are bursting with color this week.

What’s Beautiful Now: The Show Begins

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on April 18 2018, by Matt Newman

The spring spectacle is just now starting in earnest, with daffodils, cherry blossoms, and early azaleas beginning to make moves throughout the Garden. Look for magnolias, too, as we head for the end of April and into the expected kaleidoscope of color that makes up May. The next few weeks should be incredible for flower lovers!

Magnolias

Magnolias
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Magnolias’ fragrant flowers are some of the first to herald spring’s arrival. The Garden’s collection showcases the many diverse shapes and lovely shades of these sweet-scented blooms. You’ll find a stroll along Magnolia Way never fails to delight with the promise of warm days to come.