Plant Talk

Presently at NYBG: A Happy Harvest

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on September 1, 2023, by Marlon Co

Marlon Co is the Photographer and Digital Media Manager of The New York Botanical Garden.

It’s the end of summer, and coming along with it is the chance to reap what was sown in previous months. Our gardeners and educators in the Edible Academy, who share the joy of fruit and vegetable gardening with thousands of kids, families, and teachers each year, are operating at top speed, harvesting late summer crops while saving seeds to prepare for the year ahead. Farms in the area are equally bountiful, sharing a wide variety of fresh produce each Wednesday through October 18 at the NYBG Farmers Market—including a huge haul of summer tomatoes.

These next few weeks are the best time to soak up as much green as you can before fall arrives in all its red and orange glory. Autumn is beautiful in its own right, but we can’t forget one of its main motifs: appreciating what we have before it’s gone. In other words, this exact moment.

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