The High Line Blog

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    Minutissimum Dwarf Lady Fern

    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 includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees ... read more
  • Plant of the week blonde ambition mosquito grass list image

    Plant of the Week: Blonde Ambition Mosquito Grass

    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 includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Heath Aster

    Photo by Stephanie Wilkins 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 f... read more
  • Photo of the week celebrating autumn list image

    Photo of the Week: Celebrating Autumn

    The blazing red foliage of sumac trees glows in the light of the setting sun. Photo by Stephanie Wilkins Autumn – like spring – can feel like an ephemeral season. Depending on temperature, precipitation, and wind, the coveted warm reds and yellows of fall foliage can be difficult to predi... read more
  • Plant of the week peachie s pick stokes aster list image

    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
  • Plant of the week evening primrose list image

    Plant of the Week: Evening Primrose

    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, adaptabi... read more
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    Plant of the Week: White Turtlehead

    Among the tough plants of the High Line's bog, Chelone glabra – known as white turtlehead – holds its own. 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. Toda... read more
  • Plant of the week eastern star white wood aster list image

    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: 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 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 H... read more
  • Plant of the week autumn moor grass list image

    Plant of the Week: Autumn Moor Grass

    Autumn moor grass (Sesleria autumnalis) forms upright clumps that lend an almost formal element to the High Line’s naturalistic aesthetic. 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 st... read more