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!



Bees



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"



Bees!



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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