April 10, 2013
A Hint For People Looking For Plant IDs on Tumblr

I see dozens, if not scores, of people asking for identification of their mystery plants on Tumblr (especially in the Botany, Plants, and Gardening tags which we monitor frequently. We do not monitor the “flowers” tag because there is too much superfluous content), but very few of you actually pose your questions as questions, which makes answering your questions next to impossible.

If you have it enabled, Tumblr allows you to further enable a feature on many styles of post ending in a question mark with “allow people to answer this.” If you enable this, there is a good chance that someone will help you (including us and our staff of horticulturists and botanists). But since Tumblr makes it kind of hard for people to communicate with each other unless they are following each other, you’re probably not going to end up with an answer. So, remember kids, pose your questions as questions and leave the hashtags to the tags field. And if all else fails, include a way for people to get in touch with you outside of Tumblr, say like through Twitter or Instagram. ~AR

March 13, 2013

storyboard:

Orchid Frenzy at the New York Botanical Garden

Orchids are the original, literal hothouse flower, and they’re headlining their 11th annual exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden. This year’s Orchid Show (through April 22) is a homegrown affair, conceived, designed, and executed by the Garden’s own team rather than outside artisans. Certainly a return to epiphytic roots. Take a look behind the scenes, from the creative exhibition work on display to the Garden’s own onsite “plant factory” that produces the floral cast of thousands on display.

Learn the story behind this year’s Orchid Show from the people behind the show!

January 2, 2013
We track the botanic garden tag on Tumblr, and to me, it is one of the most wanderlust inducing tags out there. The beautiful pictures that pour in from all over the world have me constantly searching Google and daydreaming about road trips, train trips, and plane trips. Take for instance this beautiful panorama from Albuquerque’s BioPark Botanic Garden. It has made me realize that I have never spent any time in the southwest. Is 2013 the year?  Where is your favorite botanic garden? Post a picture and tag it, we’ll see it, and maybe post it! ~AR
cactguy:

This is the largest panorama I have ever assembled - and with exception of the railing at the bottom of the photo, it turned out pretty well.  It is approximately 30 photos of the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden Desert Conservatory, and I could live there …
[Photo 8.8.11]

We track the botanic garden tag on Tumblr, and to me, it is one of the most wanderlust inducing tags out there. The beautiful pictures that pour in from all over the world have me constantly searching Google and daydreaming about road trips, train trips, and plane trips. Take for instance this beautiful panorama from Albuquerque’s BioPark Botanic Garden. It has made me realize that I have never spent any time in the southwest. Is 2013 the year?

Where is your favorite botanic garden? Post a picture and tag it, we’ll see it, and maybe post it! ~AR

cactguy:

This is the largest panorama I have ever assembled - and with exception of the railing at the bottom of the photo, it turned out pretty well.  It is approximately 30 photos of the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden Desert Conservatory, and I could live there …

[Photo 8.8.11]

March 20, 2012
Greenhouse? Yes! Woman Cave? Not So Much

Last week I pointed out an article in the Wall Street Journal that crowned the backyard greenhouse with the appellation, “the new woman cave” (as if there was a previous woman cave… ). I applauded the idea of having a greenhouse, but quailed at the moniker; I despise the term “man cave,” so why would I approve of the term “woman cave?”

But I didn’t want to make this all about me, so I asked you what you thought. Here are your answers!

 See What I See: Plants said: I agree re the terms bc they gender a human need for privacy. Why emulate male gender anxiety, reinforcing its fear of the feminine?

Frosted Flower said: I can’t agree more! I’ve always wanted a greenhouse, but that term is awful, not as bad as the ‘m’ word though. Ugh. (ed. note: Dare I reveal my ignorance and admit that I have no idea what the ‘m’ word is? Oh, I guess I just did. ~AR)

Gwendolyn the Great said: Stupid term, perfect idea. I am plant obsessed and would love to have a greenhouse big enough to spend time in comfortably. I’d never leave!

Timothy Designs said: Stupid term! How is it not sexist to think that only women would want such a space?

Magtri said: Yes I would love a greenhouse, and man-cave, woman-cave is completely overused and no longer funny.

Fallon-Christine’s Faybles said: I would love a greenhouse. Nature is my stress relief so being able to have a “secret garden” of my own sounds pretty good.

Well, there you have it. The NYBG Tumblr: blowing the lid off the backyard greenhouse beat! ~AR

ps - Ah yes … the “m” word would be moist! Thanks for the reminder Frosted Flower!

March 14, 2012
originalitybites:

Botanical garden. #nyc #bronx #orchids (Taken with Instagram at New York Botanical Garden)

The Fountain of Life makes it onto the official NYC Tumblr! We’re very excited!

originalitybites:

Botanical garden. #nyc #bronx #orchids (Taken with Instagram at New York Botanical Garden)

The Fountain of Life makes it onto the official NYC Tumblr! We’re very excited!

(Source: prettyinthrift, via nycgov)

March 9, 2012
davegammon:

dancing ladies orchid
Oncidium
Sweet Sugar
Orchidaceae

You need to smell these. And since Tumblr hasn’t introduced Scratch & Tumbl yet, you’ll just have to come visit The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens and sniff them in person!

davegammon:

dancing ladies orchid

Oncidium

Sweet Sugar

Orchidaceae

You need to smell these. And since Tumblr hasn’t introduced Scratch & Tumbl yet, you’ll just have to come visit The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens and sniff them in person!

February 29, 2012
tumblenerd: Museums on Tumblr (Updated 2/29/2012)

museumnerd:

Les Abattoirs (Toulouse, France)

Albright Knox Museum (Sol LeWitt)

Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin College)

American Museum of Natural History

[NEW] Arctic Museum, Peary-MacMillan (Bowdoin College)

Art Gallery of Ontario

[NEW] Asheville Art…

We <3 this list! So many great new additions to the musumblr sphere!

January 24, 2012
Thank you! We hit the 8,000 follower mark overnight last night. Thank you to each of you for following us. We have loved every minute of our Tumblr experiment. Here&#8217;s to many more milestones! ~AR

Thank you! We hit the 8,000 follower mark overnight last night. Thank you to each of you for following us. We have loved every minute of our Tumblr experiment. Here’s to many more milestones! ~AR

January 23, 2012
Who Doesn’t Love A Milestone?

We are just seven followers away from 8,000! Who wants to push us over the edge? We’ll post a special flower picture once we hit it.

November 22, 2011
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: A note to our followers

Want more botanical garden goodness? Follow our friends at Lewis Ginter! Their holiday display pictures are really great.

lewisginter:

Thank you! Although we have officially been on Tumblr for a while, we have only been actively using Tumblr for about a month now. Today, we have finally reached the milestone of 50 followers! (We can’t wait to make it to 100!) Thank you for your support and interest in Lewis Ginter Botanical…

October 28, 2011
tumblenerd: Museums on Tumblr

What an awesome list to be part of!

museumnerd:

Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin) + American Museum of Natural History + Art Gallery of Ontario + Brooklyn Museum + Carleton University Art Gallery + Charleston Museum + MASS MoCA + Metropolitan Museum of Art (Get Closer) + National Archives (Today’s Document) +

June 16, 2011

Hooray! We hit 1,000 followers! Thanks! And to our new followers, welcome!

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden on Flickr

June 16, 2011

Only 23 more followers until we hit 1,000! Who will be the big one-oh-oh-oh?

May 25, 2011

We’re unbelievably flattered to be featured on the new Tumblr Spotlight! You can find us featured in the “Nature”, and if they had it, we’d be listed under “Tickled Pink!” as well.

staff:

Now Live: The Tumblr Spotlight

We’re always amazed by the breadth and creativity we find on Tumblr, and we’re always looking for better ways for you to showcase your talents and other interesting blogs. With the new Spotlight, we’ve set aside a special place to highlight a few of these blogs that truly inspire us.

With your help, we’ve added hundreds to this Spotlight over the last few weeks and we’ll be adding many more, along with new categories and new languages. If you know of a great blog that we’ve missed or have a category you’d like to see, please send it to editors@tumblr.com.

It’s also much easier to find the People You Know tool where you can look up your friends on Tumblr. Note: We’ve moved the option to disable email lookups to your Preferences page.

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