Mid Summer at The Battery 2018

July 21-Aug 20 2018

Mid-summer is almost over! We continued to receive a decent amount of rain, which made watering the Bosque and Gardens of Remembrance a lot easier. We planted some areas to fill in empty spots and continued to weed, weed, weed! Early mid-summer, I traveled to San Diego for a friend's wedding, and towards the end of mid-summer, I went on a field trip with Gowanus Nursery to Chanticleer Gardens in Pennsylvania.

Visit to San Diego

Torrey Pines State Beach

Jade Ogre's Ears - I have a tiny one in my apartment! Love seeing the plant in full size.

Agave and various cacti

Agave americana 'Variegata'

Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum'

Balboa Park - Verbena bonariensis

Beautiful plant at my friend's house

Statue of Liberty and X-Marks the Spot

Kate smells Limonium latifolium - Sea Lavender

Statue of Liberty

Kate and I on Liberty Island

Kate in front of my watercolor: "How to Grow Indoor Plants"
showing at X-Marks the Spot: an all-female alumni show at the New York Studio School

My watercolor piece: How to Grow Indoor Plants, 22 x 30 inches, watercolor and gouache on paper

The beautiful and talented curators: Maia Ibar and Malado Baldwin

Kate and I in front of our friend Julie Davis' piece

My friend Liliana Perez, who is also in the show

Gardening at Greenwood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top', Parthenium integrifolium, Helenium 'Mariachi Sunset', Allium 'Summer Beauty', Panicum 'Dallas Blues'

Scutellaria incana in flower

Transporting the work bike filled with soil to the bed

Adding soil to bed before planting

Luka setting up a fence by newly planed Aster 'BlueBird' and Sessleria autumnalis
Found a hat and some sunglasses in the garden beds!


Monarch on Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Anemone tomentosa robustissima

Teardrop Park, Battery Park City Park

Anemone tomentosa robustissima, Filipendula rubra 'Venusta Magnifica', Panicum 'Dallas Blues', Cotinus coggygria

Alfredo demonstrating his two-rake technique 

Cleaning up after planting and weeding

Grabbing a pitcher after work

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top', Parthenium integrifolium, Helenium 'Mariachi Sunset', Allium 'Summer Beauty', Panicum 'Dallas Blues'

Tricyrtis 'Togen'

Adding sod to the field after the Benefit tent killed all the grass
(that's Luka dragging the cart, and I'm kneeling in the front"


Molinia 'Transparent'

Molinlia 'Transparent' and Clematis x jouiniana 'Praecox'

Storm over the Statue of Liberty

Field trip with Gowanus Nursery to Chanticleer Gardens in Pennsylvania

Back to The Battery...
Luka hosing down someone's secret pee corner in the Gardens of Remembrance

A day in the life of a public park worker!

Ruellia humilis peeking through the bench, Amsonia hubrichtii in the back

Schizacrium 'Standing Ovation'

Sanguisorba obtusa 'Red Thunder'

Ruellia humilis and Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'

Tricyrtis 'Togen'

Aster macrophyllus

Clethra alnifolia

Clethra alnifolia and Rhus aromatica

Tricyrtis, Echinacea purpurea, Deschampsia

At the Wall Street Bull with my cousin, Zoe

At Brooklyn Bridge City Park with my cousin Zoe

Brooklyn Bridge City Park


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