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Recipe: Blue Sunrise Cocktail with Pickled Blueberries

Blue Sunrise Cocktails with Pickled Blueberries

One of the joys of preserving my own food is having delicious, locally grown summer fruits year-round. But as wonderful as traditional fruit preserving methods are, I can only eat so much jam. So I also pickle some of my blueberries, mulberries, cherries, strawberries, peaches, and other summer fruits. Pickling is an

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Get to Know Your Native Plants

Summer Science Adventures

A “walkabout” is an Aboriginal term for a journey into the wilderness, along which the wanderer would reconnect with stories passed down from ancestors. In the coming weeks, we will be venturing into the wilds of BBG’s Native Flora Garden on a series of Wild Side Discovery Walkabouts for tweens. While we won’t be

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Collecting in the Wild

Pine Barrens Seed Collecting

You won’t find many of the species growing in the Native Flora Garden expansion at a typical nursery. Most came from seeds collected in the wild by me and other horticulturists and botanists from BBG along with our partners at the Greenbelt Native Plant Center. We applied for permits to visit several natural areas many

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GoogleServe at BBG

GoogleServe at BBG

More than 80 Google employees volunteered at BBG on June 11 and 12 as part of GoogleServe, the company’s annual week of service during which employees are encouraged to leave the office and participate in service projects in the communities where they live and work. Google volunteers assisted BBG Horticulture staff with

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A Q&A with Darrel Morrison, Designer of BBG’s Native Flora Garden Expansion

Darrel Morrison

The celebrated landscape architect Darrel Morrison is best known for designing wide-open prairie-inspired gardens like his landscapes at Storm King Art Center and the Native Plant Garden at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. But the New York City resident's most recent project is much more urban and closer to home:

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President’s Circle Spring 2013 Events

BBG President's Circle

The President’s Circle kicked off its exciting lineup of spring events on March 27 with a presentation about BBG’s representatives from South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom. Attendees discovered much about this distinct flora from BBG curator Karla Chandler and BBG president emeritus Elizabeth Scholtz, whose early

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