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My Garden: A Paradise for Fish and Flora

My Garden: A Paradise for Fish and Flora

| October 31, 2014

The various aquatic plants in the pond add beauty, but were primarily chosen for functional purposes. The spreading leaves of the water lilies provide shade and cover for the fish, while water hyacinths help with purification. In the center of …

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This Weekend: Peak Color at NYBG!

This Weekend: Peak Color at NYBG!

| October 31, 2014

NYBG’s trees are at 90% of peak color, jumping from 60% on Wednesday! Our Foliage Tracker has been going haywire this week as leaf season arrives in full force, just in time for the first of our Fall Forest Weekends. …

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Morning Eye Candy: Winding Through the Woods

Morning Eye Candy: Winding Through the Woods

| October 31, 2014

Morning Eye Candy: Winding Through the Woods

Happy Halloween! Today is the last chance to check out The Haunted Pumpkin Garden, but don’t worry—the fall festivities continue tomorrow and Sunday during our first Fall Forest Weekend. Enjoy a peaceful stroll …

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Top tips for shrubs and trees

Top tips for shrubs and trees

| October 30, 2014

Root cause: bare-root or pot-grown trees can be planted now Photo: GAP images

How to move

Deciduous trees and shrubs can be lifted and transplanted from October to March, but don’t move evergreens until March, when the soil begins to …

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Rhizomnium glabrescens

Rhizomnium glabrescens

| October 30, 2014

Cora den Hartigh returns with her second written entry. Cora scribes:

Poking through the Botany Photo of the Day Flickr Pool, I was thrilled to find photographers such as Don White (Don White@Flickr | original image) who also share my …

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RECIPE: Nasturtium Leaf Pesto

RECIPE: Nasturtium Leaf Pesto

| October 30, 2014

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Morning Eye Candy: Allée Away

Morning Eye Candy: Allée Away

| October 30, 2014

Morning Eye Candy: Allée Away

The historic Tulip Tree Allée is putting on its fall colors! Walking beneath these century-old trees during leaf season simply sublime.

In front of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen…

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Don’t be prejudiced: the new Dutch irises are a joy

Don’t be prejudiced: the new Dutch irises are a joy

| October 29, 2014

Early crop: Sarah plants Dutch iris bulbs in her veg patch Photo: Jonathan Buckley

We gardeners seem to love the iris clan. We like their flower form – three lower, three upper petals. We love their petal texture, their stature, …

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