Q&A with Onika Abraham

Onika Abraham

As a New York City kid in the 1980s, Onika Abraham saw nature incorporated into the urban environment in all sorts of ways—the community gardens in her neighborhood, her mother’s terrace garden, and the stream at BBG where she caught tadpoles. Today she is the director of Farm School NYC and a passionate advocate for

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Birds of Brooklyn: Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

The northern cardinal is one of the most beautiful and recognizable birds in North America and a common resident of the Garden. It is a nonmigrant species, and every cardinal we see at BBG was likely born and raised right here. The bright red males are especially striking in the winter against a backdrop of snow, and you

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Preserve Your Cut Flowers with This Simple Recipe

Cut Flowers

Your Valentine's Day bouquet will last a little longer if you use a preservative. To survive, flowers need three ingredients: carbohydrates, biocides, and acidifiers. Carbohydrates are necessary for cell metabolism; biocides combat bacteria and maintain plant health; acidifiers adjust the pH of water to facilitate and

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What’s Happening to These Leaves?

Thermotropism in Rhododendrons

On cold winter days, you may notice the leaves of rhododendrons and some other broad-leaf evergreens curling up around the edges. But this doesn’t mean the plants are wilting—wilting is a response to a lack of water. Rather, rhododendron leaves curl in response to cold temperatures, a reaction that is called a

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Birds of Brooklyn: Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

What do the wolf, the beaver, and the yellow-bellied sapsucker have in common? Each is a keystone species, that is, a species that by its actions may affect a whole community. In many cases, other species greatly depend upon their actions for food, shelter, and habitat. As a predator, the wolf keeps certain animal

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Is a Potted Christmas Tree a Good Idea?

Potted Christmas Trees

Around this time of year, city sidewalks are packed with Christmas tree options, including potted spruces and other evergreens. At first glance, a live potted tree seems like the most sustainable solution for anyone with the garden space to accommodate a conifer. The only trouble is that the holiday season doesn’t

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