Posts Tagged: Capital Region

GREAT SHIPLOCK PARK REFRESH — 2022 Update and What’s Still to Come

Author: Mary Petres

In the life of a garden, nine years is an eternity.  If you have ever dabbled in the dirt, you quickly realize that gardening is not a static activity.   Gardens are constantly in a state of change due to factors we can control and those we cannot. Our gardens in Great Shiplock Park (GSP) are no different.  Every day in the garden is a learning experience.

A lot has changed since the initial installation of the Gardens at Great Shiplock Park and the road to today has not been without its challenges. 

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Featured Plant: Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)

Author: Lisa Trapp

Appearing as though it should be more at home in the mountains, Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), also sometimes referred to as “Swamp Magnolia”, is actually historically native to the Capital Region, and can be found extending all the way East toward the coast. Often overshadowed by the larger and more showy introduced species of Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) the Sweetbay is definitely one you don’t want to miss. 

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