Archive for July, 2010

Blooms on New York’s Highline

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

It’s not easy to be in New York in the Summer. Especially with the recent July heatwave, most of us seek refuge indoors in air-conditioning. However, we are suddenly aware that Summer’s almost already half over, and we haven’t yet checked out how the plantings at the Highline have come along.

Last year, we were wowed by the architectural design including park benches right on the rails themselves, and of course, we were amazed at the immense amount of plantings tastefully chosen and landscaped to fit onto this elevated garden. Our favorite time to go to the Highline is at dusk, when the lights turn on all around the gardens, under the benches, and in the tunnels.

We are definitely going to at least one of the lectures or walks offered by Friends of the Highline to learn more about the architectural and landscape design of this special park.

Check out our photos from last year’s visit below.

Summer Hydrangeas

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Happy Summer!

Stop in to check out our new Summer color series of Hydrangeas!