The High Line Blog

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    The Splendor of the Summer Garden

    The High Line's gardens are lush with blooms and green growth in the summer. Photo by Juan ValentinThere's nothing like a brutal, overlong winter to make one appreciate a summer garden. On those days when the sun is hot and you're tempted to hurry by beautiful blooms, remember this. And this. An... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Seasonal Flora on the Northern Spur Preserve

    Seasonal flora on the Northern Spur Preserve. Photo by Steven SeveringhausWe are so often delighted by High Line Photographer Steven Severinghaus 's ability to capture the changing seasons in the park’s gardens. There’s no better vantage point from which to observe the transitions of the foliage ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Culver's Root

    Veronicastrum virginicum, or Culver’s root. 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, ... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Sideoats Grama

    Bouteloua curtipendula, or sideoats grama, is distinguished by tall stems lined with drooping awns that arch gracefully over the rest of its foliage. 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 th... read more
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    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
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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
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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
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    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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    Staff Spotlight: A Day with Gardener John Gunderson

    Gardener John Gunderson has been with Friends of the High Line since 2011. Photo by Friends of the High Line While the High Line is meant to look like a wild landscape, it requires an extraordinary amount of work to maintain the plant life. The horticulture team is responsible for maintain... read more