The High Line Blog

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    Plant of the Week: Eupatorium

    Eupatorium is an herbaceous perennial seen in abundance on the High Line in several varieties. A member of the aster family, Eupatorium, commonly known as Joe Pye weed, is native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere, where it's easy to find in vacant lots, meadows, and along roadsides. O... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Compass Plant

    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, d... read more
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    Gardening in the Sky: Lacewings and Beneficial Insects

    In the second installation of our Gardening in the Sky blog series, Horticulture Manager Andi Pettis discusses beneficial insects on the High Line.High Line Gardeners work hard to maintain a balanced garden ecosystem in the park's planting beds, while keeping an eye on plant stresses, pests, and ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Swamp-Rose Mallow

    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, d... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Trumpet Lily

    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, d... read more
  • Plant of the week visions in pink chinese astilbe list image

    Plant of the Week: Visions in Pink Chinese Astilbe

    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, d... read more
  • Plant of the week graceful cattail list image

    Plant of the Week: Graceful Cattail

    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, d... read more
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    Gardening in the Sky: Growth on the High Line

    In our new Gardening in the Sky blog series, Horticulture Manager Andi Pettis shares the history of the High Line's trees and their dramatic transformations.Before the High Line became a park, the design team of architecture firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and landscape architects James Corner Fie... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Goat's Beard

    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, d... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Wild Quinine

    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, d... read more