The High Line Blog

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    Photo of the Week: Dawn viburnum

    Photo by Rick DarkePhotographer, landscape ethicist, author, and lecturer Rick Darke is a multi-talented person who has touched the work of Friends of the High Line in so many ways over the years. He has documented the railway in photos since weeds were growing wild along the tracks. He has given... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Giant Pussy Willow

    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: Golden Bunch Crocus

    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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    Spring Cutback 2015 Wraps in Record Time!

    Photo by Liz Ligon.Despite a late start this year, we are finishing Cutback 2015 in record time. The gardening staff is attending to a few last cuts and snips, but thanks to our dedicated and hard-working volunteers, this year was a breeze. We collected more than 65 cubic yards of debris from th... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Common Snowdrop

    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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    Photo of the Week: Spring Blooms

    Photo by Steven SeveringhausIn spring, every fresh shoot of green that pops up and every delicate flower that blossoms is a reminder that warm weather is right around the corner – even if the forecast seems to disagree. The High Line is home to a variety of early bloomers that brighten up the oth... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Sumac

    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 for the... read more
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    Spring Cutback Begins

    Volunteers and staff spent the first day of Spring Cutback in the Rail Yards, cutting back the plant beds for the first time. After a two-week delay (thanks, winter!) we were excited to get started in the northernmost section of the park. Photo by Liz Ligon.This week we began to trim back the dri... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Seasonal Transitions

    Photos by Melissa MansurWhile tomorrow's forecast is a blustery throwback to this winter's snowy fury, don't worry, spring – and all the delights it brings – is here to stay. Friends of the High Line's largest horticultural undertaking Spring Cutback kicked off this week, and we've officially spo... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Jelena Witch Hazel

    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