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These Herbaceous Peonies Smell as Good as They Look

Herbaceous Peonies

The herbaceous peonies are in bloom at BBG! Over the past few weeks we've been treated to a spectacular display of enormous tree peony blooms. Now that they're gone, visitors seeking big, beautiful, and fragrant flowers should check out the herbaceous peonies in the Plant Family Collection. So what's an easy way to

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2014 President’s Circle Trip

2014 President’s Circle Trip

Scattered showers and gray clouds didn’t hamper President’s Circle members on this year’s annual trip as the group ventured to the Hamptons to view three tremendous private gardens. Guests were enchanted by two properties belonging to Andrew Sabin—Turtle Bluff and Bennett House. At Turtle Bluff, in Amagansett,

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Weed of the Month: Dandelion

Common Dandelion

Rued by gardeners the world over, the indomitable dandelion easily reigns as the most famous of all weedy plants. With its bright yellow flowers and puffball seed heads, the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is what comes to most people’s minds when you say “weed.” Native to temperate regions of Europe and Asia,

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President’s Circle Spring 2014 Events

President's Circle Spring 2014 Events

After a long winter, the President’s Circle kicked off its lively lineup of spring events on March 26 with an exclusive discourse on BBG’s magnolias and the Annual Border by BBG curator Wayken Shaw. Though wintry weather still lingered and kept the showy magnolia blossoms in hiding, guests braved the chilly air on a

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At Last…May Flowers

Wild Geranium

Finally, after a chilly wet April, the proverbial May flowers have arrived. Lilacs, peonies, azaleas, wisteria, viburnums, and dogwoods are all in bloom now, as are Spanish bluebells, aliums, and many spring wildflowers including wild geraniums and heart-leaved groundsel. Don't forget to appreciate foliage, too. Trees and

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Children’s Garden Instructors Honored at the White House

BBG Receives National Medal

Last week when BBG was awarded the Institute of Museum and Library Services' National Medal, I traveled to the White House as part of the delegation representing the Garden at the award ceremony. I feel honored to have been included to represent BBG. I am also a huge fan of Michelle Obama and was very excited to be in the

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