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Author: 
Erika Harvey
We need your help cutting back the High Line's plants to make way for new spring growth. Photos by Friends of the High Line
 

With snow flurries transforming our city into a winter wonderland, it’s hard to imagine that spring is right around the corner.

But the first signs of the new growing season have already arrived at the High Line. Fluffy catkins are popping out on the pussy willows. New green shoots for early spring bulbs are emerging in the planting beds. Buds are forming on the dormant shrubs.

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Join us to usher in the new season. Sign up for High Line Spring Cutback – our biggest horticultural initiative of the year.

It’s a great opportunity to get outside, have fun, and learn, all while working side-by-side with High Line Gardeners and hundreds of neighbors and friends to trim back the park’s plants to make way for new green growth.

Follow us after the jump to learn more and sign-up.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Red Sprite winterberry produces vibrant red berries during the winter months of the year, adding color to the High Line’s winter landscape.

The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees — each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our gardeners’ current favorites.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
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High Line Photographer Oliver Rich braved the cold to capture this serene early-morning scene following a light snowfall this past Saturday.

While it wasn’t quite enough snow to call our Snow Volunteers into action or hold our much-anticipated High Line Snow Sculpt-Off, early birds were treated to a beautiful scene. The light dusting of snow blanketed the High Line’s plants, railings, and walkways and transformed the park into a veritable winter wonderland.

See more wintery photos or share your own in the High Line Flickr Pool.

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