Author: Lisa Trapp
There is an interesting time in the gardens when summer is ending but fall hasn’t quite arrived. It is brief, but very special. The late afternoons still provide intense sun and waves of heat, but the early mornings have a chill that whispers of the coming fall. Many flowers are giving way to seeds and husks, but the gardens are still very much alive. It is easy to miss the changes that are happening.... Read more »
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. ... Read more »
Plant Feature: River Birch Betula nigra
Also known as: Black Birch, Red Birch and Water Birch
This month, we’re highlighting the River Birch trees that we have planted at the Low Line Gardens. River Birch trees are native to the East Coast, making them more likely to succeed in our green spaces. Naturally, they’re found close to river beds and flood plains – but they can adapt to other environments as well.... Read more »