December 12, 2013

What’s beautiful now? An unexpected color, yellow!

I associate yellow more frequently with spring; daffodils, croci, new shoots, young leaves. But it turns out yellow makes a strong showing as the season move from fall to winter, from outside to inside, too.

There are a few gingko leaves still loitering around outside, and the dainty banners of witch-hazel are unfurling around our grounds, but where you’ll really find the yellow is within the glittering galleries of our Victorian glasshouse, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

At this time of year, I like to tell people to “Come for the Train Show, but stay for the collections.” Many of the plants within our permanent collections start putting on a pretty show at this time of year. It’s like they know they have to compete for our attention. So if you have the chance to come visit us, be sure to keep a sharp eye out for this sharp color!

For a look at what’s going on today at the Garden, follow us on Instagram and Twitter where we post updates from our staff and visitors. Need help getting around? Our iPhone app can help out there. It’s free and available in the App Store. ~AR

Photos by NYBG photographer Ivo M. Vermeulen.

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Another “reject” from Plant Talk’s Summer Color Week. Hello mellow yellow!
Opuntia pusilla. Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen.

Another “reject” from Plant Talk’s Summer Color Week. Hello mellow yellow!

Opuntia pusilla. Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen.

July 13, 2011
Another “reject” from Plant Talk’s Summer Color Week. Hello mellow yellow!
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky.’ Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen.

Another “reject” from Plant Talk’s Summer Color Week. Hello mellow yellow!

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky.’ Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen.

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