What’s beautiful now? Transitions. It’s a transformative time in the Garden. Fall is slowly making way for winter, as Tuesday’s first flurries attested to. The leaves are coming down, gardens are being put to bed, plants are being hauled inside, the roses are saying their last goodbyes.
Transitions are hard, in any walk of life, so it’s best to look on the bright side. Once the trees are bare and the beds are mulched, it’s time for the holidays! Lights, feasts, family, treats. It’s time to be cozy indoors, and sparkly out.
At the Garden we turn our focus to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the wonderful miniature world of the Holiday Train Show. It doesn’t mean that the outside world isn’t still wonderful, it is. You just have to work a little harder to see the wonder. Conifers dressed in green, the silhouette of giant trees against the winter sky, these are joys in their own right, but a little more mutedly so.
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Photos by NYBG photographer Ivo M. Vermeulen.