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What’s Beautiful Now

What’s Beautiful Now: Into Autumn

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

We’re into the final few days of summer, and already we can feel fall in the air. Not long now till cardigans and colorful leaves become the norm! But until then, let’s send off the warmest, most verdant season with a few more looks into the collections that are shining brightest right now.

Ross Conifer Arboretum

Ross Conifer Arboretum
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Conifers are beautiful in any season, but lined with the swaying fronds of ferns and other summer favorites, now is a great time to explore them.

What’s Beautiful Now: A Change in the Air

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on September 12 2018, by Matt Newman

Rain and the occasional morning misting have left the Garden a rich landscape of vivid greens, from the mossy Forest surrounding the Native Plant Garden to the waving fronds of the Home Gardening Center. Take a stroll through our pre-fall paradise and soak up the shift in temperatures as we near the official start of the season!

Home Gardening Center

Home Gardening Center
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Airy Pennisetum and a wide diversity of dahlias take the stage just before fall.

What’s Beautiful Now: Nearing the Equinox

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on September 5 2018, by Matt Newman

The long summer sun won’t last much longer in our area. With only a few official weeks left of summer before the autumn equinox on September 22, we’re getting in as much time in the sunshine as possible, as are our collections. This week is likely your last opportunity to catch our late water lilies blooming in the Conservatory Pools, just as the dahlias in the Home Gardening Center become some of the highlights of September. The hibiscus and hydrangeas in the Perennial Garden are another bright spot amid the greenery.

Seasonal Walk

Seasonal Walk
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This dynamic garden is a spectacular show of color and texture in the summer heat. Look for artful combinations of sunshine yellow Patrinia scabiosifolia and mulberry-red Sanguisorba ‘Cangshan Cranberry’.

What’s Beautiful Now: Rounding Out the Season

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on August 29 2018, by Matt Newman

The Conservatory Courtyards continue to show off with water lilies and container plantings in bloom, so don’t miss them! You’ll also find the neighborly Seasonal Walk and Perennial Garden just outside the Conservatory looking lovely as we head toward the final weeks of summer in the city. And if you have the opportunity, stop by the Edible Academy to catch our vegetables ripening—it’s sure to be a healthy harvest!

Native Plant Garden

Native Plant Garden
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Sarracenia species, and Rhexia virginica are in full bloom in the wetland! See meadow perennials like Euphorbia corollata, ‘Jazzberry Jam’, Solidago juncea, and Rudbeckia hirta in bloom, as well as a variety of lovely ferns through the woodland.

What’s Beautiful Now: Late Summer Blooms

Posted in Around the Garden, What's Beautiful Now on August 22 2018, by Garrett Barziloski

With the heat finally breaking to make way for milder days, we’re soaking up the last days of summer with some fresh blooms this week. The Home Gardening Center has sprung to life with a variety of bursting, vibrant dahlia cultivars. Stroll through the Native Plant Garden to see cheery meadow-beauties in the wetland, an array of colorful perennials in the meadow, and verdant ferns in the woodland. As always, the Perennial Garden is full of color, with phlox, hibiscus, and hydrangeas in bloom.

Native Plant Garden

Native Plant Garden
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Sarracenia species, and Rhexia virginica are in full bloom in the wetland! See meadow perennials like Euphorbia corollata, ‘Jazzberry Jam’, Solidago juncea, and Rudbeckia hirta in bloom, as well as a variety of lovely ferns through the woodland.

What’s Beautiful Now: Roses Are Back

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on August 15 2018, by Matt Newman

It might not be your first thought at the height of summer, but the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is once more looking almost springlike in its abundant color! Come out this week to wander among the many varieties, and wear your most floral patterns. If the shade is more your speed, the Native Plant Garden is your spot, where the woodland meets the water feature with a beautiful vista of summer’s greenery.

Rose Garden

Rose Garden
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What’s Beautiful Now: After the Rain

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on August 8 2018, by Matt Newman

The rains have left the Garden green and vibrant this week, and summer’s favorites continue to show off in the outdoor collections. You can still catch some of the daylilies at peak bloom along Daylily Walk, and a handful of picture-perfect lotus flowers are holding court in the Conservatory Courtyards. Don’t miss the shady forested paths of the Native Plant Garden, either, where nodding ferns might convince you you’re anywhere but New York City.

Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden
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This garden is full of color and texture as the perennials fully stretch out for the season. An assortment of lilies, bright fuschia Hibiscus, and floriferous hydrangeas bring the Perennial Garden to life this week!

 

What’s Beautiful Now: Color Pop

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on August 1 2018, by Matt Newman

The occasional rain shower doesn’t hinder the beauty of the Garden—in summer, it actually makes the colors pop even more. Deep, enveloping greens contrast with daylilies, lotus blossoms, and bright hibiscus as you wander the many outdoor collections that thrive in the warmth of the season.

Native Plant Garden

Native Plant Garden
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This is the time to see meadow perennials like Euphorbia corollata, Solidago juncea, and Rudbeckia hirta in bloom, as well as a variety of lovely ferns through the woodland.

What’s Beautiful Now: Explore Outdoors

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on July 25 2018, by Matt Newman

The waterlilies and lotuses are flaunting everything they’ve got at the moment, making the Conservatory Courtyard Pools the place to be after you explore the tropical collections of Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i. Afterward, head out into the Perennial Garden for a picturesque stroll among the different “rooms,” each a painterly demonstration of summer color. Hop over to the vibrant plantings of the Seasonal Walk before you make your way to the Native Plant Garden for a shady rest alongside the water feature.

Conservatory Courtyard Pools

Conservatory Courtyard Pools
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The waterlilies and lotuses are flowering in brilliant yellow, purple, pink, and even blue. Don’t miss these serene and magical aquatic plants!

What’s Beautiful Now: A Date with Daylilies

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on July 19 2018, by Matt Newman

Our Hemerocallis are the stars of the Garden right now, lining their eponymous walk with punchy reds, yellows, and oranges that truly pop in the summer sun. The waterlilies and lotuses continue their beautiful reign in the Conservatory Courtyards, the Native Plant and Azalea Gardens are havens of foliage and shade, and the variety of floral color in the Perennial Garden and Seasonal Walk is not to be missed. Come explore!

Daylily Walk

Daylily Walk
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Stroll through the warm glow of blooming daylilies!