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Weed of the Month: Mugwort

Mugwort

Leafing out in silvery-green abundance, mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) appears in vacant lots and at roadsides and park edges around this time of year. This hardy member of the aster family thrives in these disturbed areas and easily withstands attempts to yank it out. Thanks to its extensive system of rhizomes, or

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The Roses Are in Bloom

Double Delight

Don’t miss the Cranford Rose Garden at peak bloom this week. This diverse rose garden contains many old garden roses (those bred before 1867), modern repeat bloomers, and a beautiful selection of annuals and other perennials, which help break up the monoculture and help attract beneficial insects. Also scattered

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Arborist’s Pick: American Yellowwood

American Yellowood

American Yellowwood BBG’s American yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) is putting on a spectacular show this year. This species tends to have abundant displays every two to four years, but

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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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