Posts Tagged ‘Conservatory’

Morning Eye Candy: Pool Day

Posted in Photography on August 31st, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Conservatory Pool

Nymphaea in the Conservatory Pools – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Wildly Cultivated

Posted in Photography on August 5th, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

It’s a jungle out there. Or at least a plush and thriving Perennial Garden in summer out there.

Conservatory from the Perennial Garden

The Conservatory dome from the Perennial Garden – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Miami Rose

Posted in Photography on August 2nd, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Nymphaea 'Miami Rose'

Nymphaea ‘Miami Rose’ in the Conservatory Pools – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Aloe, Soothing Body and Soul

Posted in Horticulture on July 30th, 2014 by Christian Primeau – Be the first to comment

Christian Primeau is the NYBG‘s Manager of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.


aloe rauhiiWalt Whitman once wrote, “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” For a poet who glimpsed a universe of wonders in a mere sidewalk weed, his beard might have dropped off in amazement had he fixed his gaze upon little Aloe rauhii. Before turf-lovers get upset, it is not my intention to besmirch your lawns, good sirs and madams. Like Whitman, though far less eloquently, I simply hope to call your attention to the marvel of smaller things. Things that, perhaps, you might just miss. In a glasshouse like the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory—exploding with bold textures, extravagant colors and flowers that often flirt with the ostentatious—occasionally missing small things is a forgivable offense.

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Morning Eye Candy: Sunny Nonetheless

Posted in Photography on July 28th, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Gray skies don’t really dim the view much.

Conservatory

Planters by the Conservatory Pools – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Up from the Mire

Posted in Photography on July 8th, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

What was it that I said recently about the lotus blossoms not being far behind the Nymphaea? The Conservatory pools are far from the proverbial mud that the lotus is famous for emerging from, yet the persevering beauty of these plants is nonetheless potent.

Lotus

Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in the Conservatory Pools – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Pop!

Posted in Photography on July 4th, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Fireworks are almost always legal in your area when they come in the form of flowers. Happy 4th, everyone!

Dahlia

Dahlia in the Haupt Conservatory, a part of the Groundbreakers exhibition – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Upright Annuals for Every Occasion

Posted in Gardening Tips on July 1st, 2014 by Sonia Uyterhoeven – Be the first to comment

Sonia Uyterhoeven is the NYBG’s Gardener for Public Education.


Ammi Green Mist

Ammi visnaga ‘Green Mist’

Much of the charm of the Conservatory’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden display comes from a glorious assortment of upright annuals. These make tall, statuesque, and often bold additions to any seasonal border. But while we often associate height in both perennial and annual borders with spires that guide your eyes upward—and there are certainly plenty of spires in this Groundbreakers display—what delighted me was the variety of other forms that gave height to the border.

One striking example was the monster-sized umbels of false Queen Anne’s lace, Ammi visnaga ‘Green Mist’. This opulent annual sports large Queen Anne’s lace flowers above ferny foliage. It grows to four feet tall and will create an impressive show whether placed in the middle or back of an annual border. It attracts beneficial insects into your garden and also makes a spectacular cut flower.
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Morning Eye Candy: I Spy

Posted in Photography on July 1st, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

I spy, with my little eye, something that begins with “W.” Or “N,” depending on your preference for Latin.

Nymphaea 'Clyde Ikins'

Nymphaea ‘Clyde Ikins’ in the Conservatory Pools – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Never a Dull Moment

Posted in Photography on June 22nd, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

“Classic” doesn’t mean bland. During our Groundbreakers exhibition, some of the Conservatory plantings in our “hot” and “cold” borders—inspired by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine—flirt with the color schemes of candy dots or fireworks. And it’s so very good.

Groundbreakers

Groundbreakers in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen