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October 18, 2019

Featured Plant: Firetail Mountain Fleece

By Matt Vermeulen

Many beautiful blooms on the High Line are fleeting— for example, spring ephemerals pop up for only a few weeks and are soon gone. But Firetail...

Featured Plant: Firetail Mountain Fleece

By Matt Vermeulen | October 18, 2019

Many beautiful blooms on the High Line are fleeting— for example, spring ephemerals pop up for only a few weeks and are soon gone. But Firetail mountain fleece, this week’s plant, is long-blooming, sometimes lasting until the...

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September 26, 2019

Gardening as Storytelling: Talking Medicinal Plants with Our Director of Horticulture

By High Line

Introducing our new series of interviews with our director of horticulture. Up first: medicinal plants, in celebration of our horticulture festival.

Gardening as Storytelling: Talking Medicinal Plants with Our Director of Horticulture

By High Line | September 26, 2019

Introducing our new series of interviews with our director of horticulture. Up first: medicinal plants, in celebration of our horticulture festival.

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September 22, 2019

Gardening in the Sky: Gardening Toward Fall

By High Line Gardens

In a month or so, the High Line’s meadows will be rich tapestries of gold, silver, mauve, black and brown textured with feathery plumes of...

Gardening in the Sky: Gardening Toward Fall

By High Line Gardens | September 22, 2019

In a month or so, the High Line’s meadows will be rich tapestries of gold, silver, mauve, black and brown textured with feathery plumes of grasses, spikes and buttons of seed heads and skeletal structures of dried stems and...

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September 22, 2019

Featured Plant: Pink Muhly Grass

By High Line Gardens

Pink muhly grass most easily identified in fall by its abundant masses of pink airy inflorescences.

Featured Plant: Pink Muhly Grass

By High Line Gardens | September 22, 2019

Pink muhly grass most easily identified in fall by its abundant masses of pink airy inflorescences.

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September 21, 2019

Featured Plant: Sassafras

By High Line Gardens

Sassafras albidum‘s clusters of chartreuse flowers add bright color along the High Line. Photo by Phil Vachon The “mitten tree” Up and...

Featured Plant: Sassafras

By High Line Gardens | September 21, 2019

Sassafras albidum‘s clusters of chartreuse flowers add bright color along the High Line. Photo by Phil Vachon The “mitten tree” Up and down the High Line, the sassafras trees are blooming. They’re easy to miss...

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September 18, 2019

Featured Plant: Grey Birch

By High Line Gardens

Betula populifolia is monoecious, meaning male and female flowers exist on the same specimen.

Featured Plant: Grey Birch

By High Line Gardens | September 18, 2019

Betula populifolia is monoecious, meaning male and female flowers exist on the same specimen.

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September 16, 2019

Featured Plant: Staghorn Sumac

By High Line Gardens

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

Featured Plant: Staghorn Sumac

By High Line Gardens | September 16, 2019

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

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September 14, 2019

Featured Plant: Graceful Cattail

By High Line Gardens

Swaying over the children who splash in the water feature, across from the visitors reveling in the sun on the deck chairs, the graceful cattails bloom...

Featured Plant: Graceful Cattail

By High Line Gardens | September 14, 2019

Swaying over the children who splash in the water feature, across from the visitors reveling in the sun on the deck chairs, the graceful cattails bloom on the High Line. Where is it from? A marginal wetland species native to Europe and...

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September 9, 2019

Featured plant: Echinacea

By High Line Gardens

Commonly known as coneflowers, the genus Echinacea comprises nine species of herbaceous perennial plants in the Asteraceae family that are native to...

Featured plant: Echinacea

By High Line Gardens | September 9, 2019

Commonly known as coneflowers, the genus Echinacea comprises nine species of herbaceous perennial plants in the Asteraceae family that are native to the prairies and open woodlands of the eastern and central regions of North America....

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July 30, 2019

"Keeping a Jungle in Check": An Interview with Horticulture Supervisor, Taryn Cunha

By High Line

Learn about the Spur gardens, Taryn’s favorite part of the job, and which new plants to look out for on the park.

"Keeping a Jungle in Check": An Interview with Horticulture Supervisor, Taryn Cunha

By High Line | July 30, 2019

Learn about the Spur gardens, Taryn’s favorite part of the job, and which new plants to look out for on the park.

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