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Spring is finally here! Check out these baby radishes and lettuce that are sprouting at the PS 161 learning garden.

Spring is finally here! Check out these baby radishes and lettuce that are sprouting at the PS 161 learning garden.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#spring  #sprouts  #radish  #lettuce  #learning gardens 
Did you know that North Carolina is the only place on earth where Venus flytraps grow natively? 
We had so much fun learning about carnivorous plants with Midtown Carnivores at our annual children’s event, that we wanted to share what we learned. Hop over to our blog, Water Daily, to check out more facts about different species of carnivorous plants, and to see what else we’ve been up to lately!

Did you know that North Carolina is the only place on earth where Venus flytraps grow natively? 

We had so much fun learning about carnivorous plants with Midtown Carnivores at our annual children’s event, that we wanted to share what we learned. Hop over to our blog, Water Daily, to check out more facts about different species of carnivorous plants, and to see what else we’ve been up to lately!

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#venus flytrap  #carnivorous plants  #Midtown Carnivores  #plant facts  #Water Daily 
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Waxy Gills | ©Ken Beath
Hygrocybe miniata (Fungi - Basidiomycota - Agaricomycetes - Agaricales - Hygrophoraceae). - Australia

Did you know that the Hygrocybe miniata or vermilion waxcap can be found all over the world? Come learn about the connections between mushrooms and plants at the first talk in our spring lecture series with the New York Mycological Society: Mushrooms and Plants: Connecting the Dots, with Gary Lincoff on February 5!

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Waxy Gills | ©Ken Beath

Hygrocybe miniata (Fungi - Basidiomycota - Agaricomycetes - Agaricales - Hygrophoraceae). - Australia

Did you know that the Hygrocybe miniata or vermilion waxcap can be found all over the world? Come learn about the connections between mushrooms and plants at the first talk in our spring lecture series with the New York Mycological Society: Mushrooms and Plants: Connecting the Dots, with Gary Lincoff on February 5!

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— 5 months ago with 901 notes
#mushrooms  #NYMS  #event  #New York City  #learning 
Are you a Horticultural Therapist, or know someone who is? We’re looking for someone to join our team! Check out our job posting page to read about the open position as well as our many internship opportunities!

Are you a Horticultural Therapist, or know someone who is? We’re looking for someone to join our team! Check out our job posting page to read about the open position as well as our many internship opportunities!

— 9 months ago
#jobs  #horticultural therapy  #hort jobs  #Rikers Island  #opportunities 
Our Director of Children’s Education encountered this fuzzy friend over the weekend, could it be a sign of a mild winter?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac says… maybe…!
Originating in the late 1940s, the folklore says that the longer the brown band on a woolly bear caterpillar, the more mild the coming winter will be. Conversely, shorter brown bands mean a harsher winter. 
What do you think? Read more about the history of entomologists’ thoughts on woolly caterpillars’ season-predicting characteristics at The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Our Director of Children’s Education encountered this fuzzy friend over the weekend, could it be a sign of a mild winter?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says… maybe…!

Originating in the late 1940s, the folklore says that the longer the brown band on a woolly bear caterpillar, the more mild the coming winter will be. Conversely, shorter brown bands mean a harsher winter. 

What do you think? Read more about the history of entomologists’ thoughts on woolly caterpillars’ season-predicting characteristics at The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

— 9 months ago with 2 notes
#woolly caterpillars  #winter is coming  #Farmer's Almanac 
Do you love the tomatoes you have been getting from the market lately? Do you love them so much you wish you could grow them yourself? Guess what – you can! Or at least you can try.
Seed saving has been around since the beginning of agriculture but the simple skill set was phased out in favor of purchasing seeds annually. In fact, the traditional practice of saving and exchanging certain varieties of seeds has become illegal for farmers because of patents placed on plants by big seed companies.
That being said, there is nothing to fear from homegrown seed-saved tomatoes! But how do you do it?
Hop over to our blog, Water Daily for directions

Do you love the tomatoes you have been getting from the market lately? Do you love them so much you wish you could grow them yourself? Guess what – you can! Or at least you can try.

Seed saving has been around since the beginning of agriculture but the simple skill set was phased out in favor of purchasing seeds annually. In fact, the traditional practice of saving and exchanging certain varieties of seeds has become illegal for farmers because of patents placed on plants by big seed companies.

That being said, there is nothing to fear from homegrown seed-saved tomatoes! But how do you do it?

Hop over to our blog, Water Daily for directions

— 10 months ago with 1 note
#Water Daily Wednesday  #Water Daily  #tomatoes  #seed saving  #DIY 
Check out this great story Fox News did on our GreenTeam! Bonus—the video shows a sneak peek of some of our newly-installed school gardens!

Check out this great story Fox News did on our GreenTeam! Bonus—the video shows a sneak peek of some of our newly-installed school gardens!

— 10 months ago with 5 notes
#greenteam  #thehort  #landscaping  #foxnews  #schoolgardens 
Congratulations to our Container Gardening Contest winners! The first place winner (from Brooklyn, NY) included some very thrilling fountain grass for his “thriller.” The second place winner (from Madison, WI) chose to use rattlesnake coleus to give her container a more subtle “thriller.”
As inspiration for your 2014 containers, check out what other plants our winners used.

Congratulations to our Container Gardening Contest winners! The first place winner (from Brooklyn, NY) included some very thrilling fountain grass for his “thriller.” The second place winner (from Madison, WI) chose to use rattlesnake coleus to give her container a more subtle “thriller.”

As inspiration for your 2014 containers, check out what other plants our winners used.

— 10 months ago with 2 notes
#container gardening  #plants  #contest  #winners 
Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s to a plant-happy weekend…

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s to a plant-happy weekend…

(Source: italdred, via closeupfaraway)

— 11 months ago with 206280 notes
#flowers  #photograph  #reblog