Winter Gardening in New York 2015
|Pratt Campus during the storm|
We had quite the winter here in New York.
Classes were cancelled several Mondays in a row due to storms.
These are some shots from the major snow storm in late January.
|Container planting after the storm|
|Container planting after the snow storm|
|Have a seat!|
In March, I volunteered at the High Line, a city park on a repurposed elevated freight rail partially completed in 2009 (the newest addition completed in 2014). The planting design is by Piet Oudolf, a Netherlandish designer who uses plants for their year-round color (including brown!). You can see images of the cutback (and some shots of me) on the High Line Blog
|Witchhazel on the High Line|
|Puschkinia sciloides var. libanotica (Striped Squill or Earl Stardrift) on the High Line|
|Sumac against the cloudy sky (The High Line)|
Back at school, we were preparing for the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design's annual plant sale.
We potted some of the ferns and variegated Abutilon for hanging baskets.
I loved the Abutilon and took several pictures!
|The Plant Sale!!|
|Hellebore in my school's garden|
I drew these fiddleheads on a bar napkin after surviving a botany midterm.
Monilophytes is the correct term for ferns, btw.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides, or Dawn Redwood.
I got it wrong on my final exam because I wasn't used to seeing it with leaves.
However, I didn't realize that I had wrongly identified it until I took a nap underneath it after the final!
|Spring has sprung!|