Meet Frances Rose (Frankie)! Congratulations to GallopNYC Instructor Manager, Sarah-Jane Casey on the birth of her baby girl. She is absolutely beautiful! Both mom and baby are doing very well.
The year has turned: nights are longer than days and the last of the fruits and flowers are here. We have morning glories (purple and pink) and purple amaranth, masses of purple beautyberries and asters everywhere: If you look carefully at the asters picture, perhaps you’ll see the bees feasting on the nectar. […]
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The new things on the Green are the wildflower bed (which is still blooming) and another new bed in which tomatoes are ripening and some sort of vine in the squash family is spreading itself around (it still hasn’t fruited so I don’t know what it is). Last year I was promised that the strip […]
Milkweed grows on the Green, but the kind of milkweed that grows there isn’t the kind monarch butterflies require. They want butterfly weed. And I have tried to grow it (bought a plant which arrived dead, got seeds from my friend Eileen that didn’t germinate). There was a lot of milkweed this year and after […]
August is already here, although I have yet to hear the cicadas buzzing. I’ve been tidying up after the summer’s overgrowth: The mint in the wildflower bed behind the bench had pretty much taken over. I like mint; I like it a lot. I’ve been snipping it all summer to share with my neighbors. But […]
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One of my neighbors is the orchid curator at the BBG and I asked him if our mystery plant might possibly be an orchid. He said: Good call Barbara; ’tis an orchid. It is Epipactis helleborine a Eurasian native that is increasingly common in Brooklyn and around the country: https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/an-orchid-disguised-as-a-weed/ A friend (the same one who […]
The next set of lilies is in bloom. These are day lily cultivars, a little fancy, and they bloom later: The really exotic lilies are about to strut their stuff, standing tall with battalions of buds: We also have some new wildflowers in the bed behind the bench. Most have bloomed by now, but […]