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The High Line Blog

  • Growing, Weeding, and Seeding with High Line’s Green Council

    Summertime has finally arrived for Green Council! We're excited to be working with our community partners, CultivateHKNY and P.S.33, again this year.We partnered with P.S. 33 to help maintain their children's garden by weeding and seeding it. The crops are then given to the students at the elemen... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Wild petunia

    This is the season for tall and showy perennials like compass plant, Culver`s root and coneflower, but it's the much shorter wild petunia that draws my attention every day as I walk up north from Gansevoort to the lawn at 23rd Street. Seen at the many locations along the High Line, wild petuni... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Spiked gayfeather

    Summer is hitting its stride in our High Line gardens. I love this time of year in my zone, the Chelsea Grasslands, because of the bold colors, overflowing planting beds, and abundance of pollinators. One striking perennial in the grasslands is Liatris spicata, or spiked gayfeather. "Spicata" ... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky

    ​Gardening in the Sky: New York's Cosmopolitan Plants

    Ecologists have begun to pay close attention to the spontaneous vegetation that appears in disused spaces like the High Line's original railroad beds. Sometimes referred to as "cosmopolitan", these self-seeded plant communities are comprised of unique mixes of native and exotic species. Such p... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Horsetail

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Purple prairie clover

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Common milkweed

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Grace smokebush

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more
  • Gardening in the Sky: “Greener” Grass

    It's hard to overstate the impact lawns have on American ecosystems. In 2005, NASA published the results of a study that found "lawns – including residential and commercial lawns, golf courses, etc. – could be considered the single largest irrigated crop in America in terms of surface area.... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Indian Physic

    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 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability... read more