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Our New Wildflowers

Early in the summer a couple of my neighbors gave me packets of wildflower seeds. I didn’t know what (if anything) would come up; even after the seeds germinated I couldn’t recognize the plants. But now! We have a forget-me-not, poppies,  Some feathery stuff that might be cosmos… and other things I still can’t identify […]

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As Summer Approaches

If I have a favorite time on the Green, it’s probably now. Twenty years ago I requested permission to begin caring for the land because every year the lilies were whacked down to stubble just as they began to bloom. Why? To keep the weeds under control! So I waded in with my shovel and […]

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Meet the horse nettle!

I like weeds, most of them. But, even though they’re pretty, I don’t like horse nettles. Why? Well, for starters, they’re covered with sharp little prickles, even the leaves. And they grow by sending roots sideways under the soil and coming up in unexpected places.  So today I spent most of my time digging out […]

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Today’s trick question —

What color is an iris? There are also the flag irises (the yellow ones open first, purple later): And the Italian arum, the fancy spirea, the daisy fleabane – even the grasses are in bloom!   We also have a new tree: a purple-leafed plum: And the roses and bishop’s weed are in bloom too! […]

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What does a Gardener DO?

Well, we dig and water and weed and plant – but we also pay attention and try to work with the soil and light conditions. And we are the most hopeful people you’ll ever meet: we know that something good is always just around the corner. Right now the gloriously blooming strip along Caton has […]

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Sunrise Sunset Picnic

Join us for our Sunrise Sunset Picnic Sunday, April 30, 5:00-7:50 p.m. to celebrate spring at our new home, GallopNYC Sunrise Stables.  Bring your appetite and a blanket to sit on. There will be live music, drinks, brownies and food for purchase at a popular NYC food truck. Explore the newly renovated stable, decorate our barn door, […]

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Veterans Leadership Program

Join us for our Veterans Leadership Program Open House, April 5th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at GallopNYC Sunrise Stables.  GallopNYC uses horses and horseback riding to help veterans by tapping into the ancient bonds between people and horses. Come to the open house to meet fellow veterans, our staff and the horses. We hope to see you there. RSVP to [email protected] […]

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