The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the week echinacea coneflower list image

    Plant of the Week: Echinacea Coneflower

    Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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 fo... read more
  • Plant of the week visions in pink astilbe list image

    Plant of the Week: Visions in Pink Astilbe

    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 Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for... read more
  • Plant of the week midwinter fire bloodtwig dogwood list image

    Plant of the Week: Midwinter Fire Bloodtwig Dogwood

    Photo by Joan Garvin 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 ... read more
  • Participate in 2015 spring cutback list image

    Participate in Spring Cutback

    Photo by Liz Ligon In keeping with planting designer Piet Oudolf’s vision, High Line plants are not trimmed back at the onset of cold weather as they are in most gardens. Instead, the textured grasses, skeletal plant stalks, and dried seed heads define the High Line’s winter landscap... read more
  • Plant of the week korean tassel fern list image

    Plant of the Week: Korean Tassel Fern

    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 Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for... read more
  • Plant of the week gibralter bushclover list image

    Plant of the Week: Gibralter Bushclover

    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 Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for... read more
  • Plant of the week red sprite winterberry list image

    Plant of the Week: Red Sprite Winterberry

    A mockingbird snacks on Red Sprite winterberries. Photo by Mike Tschappat 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 pe... read more
  • Photo of the week winter approaching list image

    Photo of the Week: Winter Approaching

    Photo by  Steven Severinghaus As fall fades to winter, many of us are experiencing mixed feelings. Very few of us look forward to the lower temperatures and shorter daylight hours that characterize these months. It can also be difficult to let go of the verdant richness of summer a... read more
  • Plant of the week american witchhazel list image

    Plant of the Week: American Witchhazel

    Photo by Steven Severinghaus 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 chos... read more
  • Plant of the week autumn revolution american bittersweet list image

    Plant of the Week: Autumn Revolution™ American Bittersweet

    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 – each c... read more