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January 29, 2019

Featured plant: Red Sprite winterberry

The vibrant red berries of Red Sprite winterberry are a colorful contrast with the subdued tones of dried grasses that characterize the High Line’s...

Featured plant: Red Sprite winterberry

January 29, 2019

The vibrant red berries of Red Sprite winterberry are a colorful contrast with the subdued tones of dried grasses that characterize the High Line’s winter landscape.

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January 6, 2019

Featured plant: Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina, the staghorn sumac, is a small colonizing tree native to eastern North America.

Featured plant: Staghorn Sumac

January 6, 2019

Rhus typhina, the staghorn sumac, is a small colonizing tree native to eastern North America.

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January 2, 2019

Featured plant: Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides, also known as the Christmas fern, is a North American evergreen fern.

Featured plant: Christmas Fern

January 2, 2019

Polystichum acrostichoides, also known as the Christmas fern, is a North American evergreen fern.

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December 28, 2018

Featured plant: Northern sea oats

The Northern Spur Preserve is host to Northern sea oats, a native, perennial, ornamental grass.

Featured plant: Northern sea oats

December 28, 2018

The Northern Spur Preserve is host to Northern sea oats, a native, perennial, ornamental grass.

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November 27, 2018

Gardening in the Sky: Visions of the Future

By Taryn Cunha

Although I’m saddened by fall coming to a close here on at the High Line, the other gardeners and I are already looking forward to and planning for...

Gardening in the Sky: Visions of the Future

By Taryn Cunha | November 27, 2018

Although I’m saddened by fall coming to a close here on at the High Line, the other gardeners and I are already looking forward to and planning for the upcoming season. In fact, some of this planning began back in August when we placed...

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October 10, 2018

Featured plant: Culver's Root

Veronicastrum virginicum is a native wildflower common to wet meadows in the eastern part of the United States. A handsome plant even before flowering...

Featured plant: Culver's Root

October 10, 2018

Veronicastrum virginicum is a native wildflower common to wet meadows in the eastern part of the United States. A handsome plant even before flowering, it stands up to seven feet tall with deep green leaves in groups of three to seven...

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October 2, 2018

Featured plant: Jindai tatarian aster

By Erika Harvey

Tatarian aster’s distinctive lavender blooms are a sure sign that autumn has arrived at the park.

Featured plant: Jindai tatarian aster

By Erika Harvey | October 2, 2018

Tatarian aster’s distinctive lavender blooms are a sure sign that autumn has arrived at the park.

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September 18, 2018

Featured plant: Bur oak

By Rachel Hokanson

When asked to conjure an image of the prairie, most people picture an endless sea of grass, as far as the eye can see. In actuality, the tallgrass...

Featured plant: Bur oak

By Rachel Hokanson | September 18, 2018

When asked to conjure an image of the prairie, most people picture an endless sea of grass, as far as the eye can see. In actuality, the tallgrass prairie was punctuated by groves of trees such as Quercus macrocarpa, or bur oak. The...

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September 4, 2018

Featured plant: Prairie dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis or prairie dropseed, is a fine textured, clump forming perennial grass grown for its foliage and flowers. It’s native to...

Featured plant: Prairie dropseed

September 4, 2018

Sporobolus heterolepis or prairie dropseed, is a fine textured, clump forming perennial grass grown for its foliage and flowers. It’s native to the tallgrass and mixed grass prairies of central North America from Texas to southern...

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August 14, 2018

Plant of the Week: Queen Anne's Lace

By Ayinde Listhrop

As you enter or exit the park towards the northern most section of the High Line, you’ll notice a self-seeded display featuring hundreds of white...

Plant of the Week: Queen Anne's Lace

By Ayinde Listhrop | August 14, 2018

As you enter or exit the park towards the northern most section of the High Line, you’ll notice a self-seeded display featuring hundreds of white flowers covering the length of the Interim walkway. Aggressive and hardy, yet...

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