Garden News Archive

April Roses?

Rosa carolina

This year, as many people have noticed, quite a few plants are sequencing ahead of schedule. Last week our first rose—a Rosa carolina—bloomed. That indicates that in about 20 days, the Cranford Rose Garden will be looking quite wonderful. Peak bloom is estimated to be the first week of May, about a month earlier than usual. So June will not be

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Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks

Goldman Sachs Volunteer Day

Goldman Sachs volunteers came to BBG on April 17th for the annual Community TeamWorks volunteer day on Cherry Esplanade. BBG Arborists Chris Roddick and Travis Wolf lead the group in mulching and edging the Liberty Oaks on the eastern and western edges of Cherry Esplanade, which were planted in remembrance of the events of September 11. The group

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Cherry Picking

Prunus serrulata 'Taki-Nioi'

As the Kanzan cherry trees (Prunus ‘Kanzan’) in the Cherry Esplanade head toward peak bloom this weekend, the excitement at the Garden is palpable—for good reason. Their deep pink, double blossoms, plus the central location of the esplanade have made the ‘Kanzan’ the favorite cherry cultivar of many BBG visitors. Be sure to notice the

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Blooming Right Along

Magnolia Plaza Flower Beds

Phew. As the evidenced by the gorgeous tulips, fritillaria, and hyacinths blooming all around the Garden this week, it’s pretty safe to say the spring bulbs have emerged unscathed by this year’s weird winter. In January, BBG staff laid down repurposed holiday greenery in the Annual Border and around Magnolia Plaza to protect the bulbs after

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In Search of Andreaea

Mount Tammany

Mosses and liverworts rarely get the same consideration that flowering plants do. It is odd how little we know about them. Last week I went to the Delaware Water Gap to search for a group of rock-dwelling mosses believed to be extremely rare in our area—the Andreaea species. The last report of this moss from the Water Gap was from Professor

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Interpreting the Garden

Garden Interpretation

BBG’s new Visitor Center is undoubtedly captivating from the outside, but inside, both new and longtime visitors will find much more than just a beautiful building. State-of-the-art exhibits as well as orientation and educational tools will help visitors of all ages and levels of horticultural expertise appreciate the rich diversity, history,

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