Archive for April 21st, 2012

Earth Day Resolution: Explore Your ‘Greener’ Side

Posted in Adult Education, Around the Garden, Learning Experiences on April 21st, 2012 by Joyce Newman – Be the first to comment

It’s easy to help the planet and explore your greener side with the NYBG‘s programs. There are loads of Saturday and one-day programs offered at the Midtown Education Center in Manhattan and there’s even outdoor Yoga and Tai Chi offered at the Garden in the Bronx.

Browsing the new Spring-Summer Catalog, you can find one-day and half-day Saturday programs on everything from Beekeeping Basics and Vegetable Gardening, to new Earth-Kind® Roses and terrific Urban Tree Pits. You can discover the healing power of plants or the best choices for a city container garden. Plus, there are a wide range of new cooking classes for romantics to consider, among them, The Art of Cooking in the French Garden–For Couples.
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Morning Eye Candy: That Perfume

Posted in Around the Garden, Photography on April 21st, 2012 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

I had trekked over to the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden a few days ago to get a closer look at the tree peonies, passing by the lilacs on the way back. The aroma–it was like walking face-first into a pole, it was so sudden and powerful. Everyone gathered near the flowers was nodding and smiling contentedly, though whether in unspoken acknowledgement of one another, or in quiet appreciation of the perfume, I couldn’t say.

Syringa vulgaris ‘President Lincoln’ — Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen