The High Line Blog

  • Autumn Arrives on the High Line

    As summer finally fades into autumn, the High Line will be transformed with a new season of horticultural features. Northern Spur Preserve thanks to the Christy and John Mack Foundation. Photo by Steven Cohen  Autumn is one of our favorite seasons on the High Line, and a time when many o... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Tartarian Aster

    Tartarian aster is just one of the many varieties of aster you’ll find in bloom at the High Line this season. The plants’ distinctive lavender blooms are a sure sign that autumn has arrived at the park.  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew u... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster

    Asters are one of the iconic flowers you see at the High Line in the fall. Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster is a cultivar that produces prolific purple and yellow blooms that shouldn’t be missed. Photo by Patrick Cullina  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded la... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Eastern Star White Wood Aster

    Eurybia divaricate ‘Eastern Star’is cultivated for its profuse flowers, which bloom in autumn. Photo by Friends of the High LineThe 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 ... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Bluebird Smooth Aster

    Bluebird smooth aster is a magnet for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Photo by Friends of the High Line 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 includ... read more
  • Light Trick?

      Last week, Kaspar Wittlinger (one of the High Line's gardeners, hailing all the way from Muenster, Germany – like the cheese!) showed me an interesting phenomenon happening right now: the lighting fixtures on the High Line are confusing the aromatic aster. You'll notice in the picture ab... read more
  • December Blooms

    Photo by Bryan Hou, via Flickr  Happy December! Up on the High Line, the darkest month of the year is brightened by 19 species of December bloomers. Bundle up, take a walk, and try to spot these brave blossoms, from the Gansevoort Woodland's hardy and spectacular aromatic aster (Aster obl... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Peachie’s Pick Stokes’ Aster

    Photo by Karen BlumbergThe 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 thei... read more