Color Report

Big, Bigger, and Biggest take Rhode Island

Posted in Color Report, Video on October 17th, 2012 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Even at nearly a ton, it doesn’t take a town to raise a giant pumpkin. But it might take a town to lift one! Fresh off his record-smashing win in Massachusetts, grower Ron Wallace was back in his home state of Rhode Island recently to have a go at one-upping the benchmark set by his own 2009-pound pumpkin in September. Hundreds turned out for a bucolic romp through Frerichs Farm in the town of Warren, hopping hay rides, bopping to live music, and showing off their mighty produce while pumpkin growers from around the northeast gathered to throw their weight around.

While the mood may have been light, the subject matter was anything but.

Ron’s second contender for the crown had estimates predicting a weigh-in somewhere around 2100 pounds, which explains the forklift needed to hustle this hefty squash around. But while hopes were holding high, the plump pumpkin fell just short of the record with a final weight of 1872 pounds; it may sound like a big difference, but at their peak these pumpkins put on 35 pounds a day. Still not at all shabby, considering it’s the second-heaviest pumpkin ever grown. Ron not only maintains his rank as the Pumpkin King (don’t tell Jack Skellington) with the 2009-pound beast under his belt, but he’ll also be making his way to The New York Botanical Garden this weekend to join us for our Haunted Pumpkin Garden carving event. That’s with his Ocean State heavyweight in tow, naturally.
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Early Spring Color Report

Posted in Color Report, Video on April 7th, 2009 by Plant Talk – Be the first to comment
Rustin Dwyer is Visual Media Production Specialist at The New York Botanical Garden.


Color Report with Jon Peter — Early Spring 2009 from The New York Botanical Garden on Vimeo.

What’s in Color at the Garden — Bark Edition

Posted in Color Report, Gardens and Collections, Video on February 4th, 2009 by Plant Talk – Be the first to comment
Rustin Dwyer is Visual Media Production Specialist at The New York Botanical Garden.


Color Report With Jon Peter — Winter Bark Edition from The New York Botanical Garden on Vimeo.

With winter all around us NYBG Plant Records Manager Jon Peter takes a look at some of the interesting bark around the Garden’s 250-acre spread.

For a monthly schedule of what’s in color at NYBG, visit nybg.org/whats_in_flower/

For periodic updates of what’s in bloom, call 718.362.9561 and enter 403#.

What’s in Color at the Garden

Posted in Color Report, Video on October 9th, 2008 by Plant Talk – 1 Comment
Rustin Dwyer is Visual Media Production Specialist at The New York Botanical Garden.


Color Report with Jon Peter from The New York Botanical Garden on Vimeo.

What’s in Color at the Garden

Posted in Color Report, Video on September 17th, 2008 by Plant Talk – 1 Comment
Rustin Dwyer is Visual Media Production Specialist at The New York Botanical Garden.


Color Report with Jon Peter from The New York Botanical Garden on Vimeo.

Jon Peter, Plant Records Manager, takes a look at some of the plants around the Garden that are currently in color.

For a monthly schedule of what’s in color at NYBG, visit nybg.org/whats_in_flower/

For weekly updates of what’s in bloom, call 718.362.9561 and enter 403#.

What’s in Color at the Garden

Posted in Color Report, Video on August 21st, 2008 by Plant Talk – Be the first to comment
Rustin Dwyer is Visual Media Production Specialist at The New York Botanical Garden.


NYBG Color Report — August 2008 from The New York Botanical Garden on Vimeo.

In honor of the Olympic Games, Jon Peter, Plant Records Manager, takes a look at some of the plants around the Garden that are native to China.

For a monthly schedule of what’s in color at NYBG, visit nybg.org/whats_in_flower/

For weekly updates of what’s in bloom, call 718.362.9561 and enter 403#.

July Color Report

Posted in Color Report, Video on July 16th, 2008 by Plant Talk – 1 Comment
Rustin Dwyer is Visual Media Production Specialist at The New York Botanical Garden.


NYBG Color Report — July 2008 from The New York Botanical Garden on Vimeo.

Jon Peter, Plant Records Manager at The New York Botanical Garden, talks about some of the plants currently in flower at the Garden.

Visit us online to see what’s in color this month at the Garden.

For weekly updates of what’s in bloom, call 718.362.9561 and enter 403#.