Tag Archives: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Hidcote, An American’s English Garden

ONE EVENING LAST WEEK, I attended the first-ever public lecture at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new Visitor Center — a helix-shaped, mostly glass structure with a planted roof that I had been prepared to dislike for its modernity, but have … Continue reading

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Stretching the Season

A LOT OF PEOPLE (myself included) give up, somewhat, on window boxes and outdoor containers by the time November rolls around. Others keep going… like the owners of the swell Manhattan townhouse, above, who’ve created an arresting display with gourds … Continue reading

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Brooklyn: Isn’t it Romantic?

SPECIFICALLY, IT’S THE Brooklyn Botanic Garden I’m talking about, not the whole borough in all its varied and often-gritty aspects. I was at the BBG last night with my daughter for ‘August Garden Cocktail Night,’ a members-only event. It rained … Continue reading

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The Fall Planting Window is Open

IT’S COOL, IT’S WET, IT’S FALL, as of this morning at 5:05AM — and it’s prime time for planting and moving things around. Now’s our big chance to improve on the design of beds and borders, without stressing plants in … Continue reading

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Wet Week in Brooklyn

MAY SHOWERS, May flowers… Clematis most fabulous Anyone know what that pink explosion is, above? Stoop sitting Towering alliums The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where I’ve been twice this week The Rose Arc Pool Bluebell Wood A venerable paper birch Contemplating … Continue reading

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