Category Archives: gardens

Magnolia Heaven

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Glittering feet and gladioli’s

Well, not quite glady’s, but Dame Edna would approve nonetheless. At the entrance to Central Park on 60th and 5th Avenue, two stalks of perfect white orchids rise majestically thirty four feet in the air. It is as though their … Continue reading

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Over the Rainbow

The streets of NYC were glittering with gold on the weekend. Not to mention red, blue, green and purple. With the Grateful Dead showering thousands of followers with multi-coloured tie died roses on the west side of the country, NYC … Continue reading

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Waterways

The East River Ferry is like the Caribbean Cruise Liner of Gotham – especially on a perfectly glorious sunny day. From 34th street the boat zigzags across to Long Island City and then south to Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Bridge, Wall … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

Australian accents resound along 5th Avenue at 105th street and I take full responsibility. For the past couple of weeks the Conservatory Gardens have been peaking with cherry blossom, magnolias, tulips, wisteria and lilacs. Collectively in the north east corner … Continue reading

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Forget Macy’s!

There were more bird watchers than blossoms in Central Park on the weekend, but reports that crocuses had been spotted in the Conservatory Gardens brought just as much joy. With snowbells, these miniature marvels promise Spring. While the rest of … Continue reading

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Les Poules

The snow has gone. After weeks and weeks of record breaking icy conditions, la neige disappeared overnight. New York rejoices, but feathered friends, Genevieve (L) and Simone (R), sub-leasers of our French neighbors, are particularly pleased. As the snow melted … Continue reading

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Valentines and Verses

The 16,000 flowers that collectively adorn the Viacom Building in a new installation in Times Square must have been ordered well in advance of Valentine’s Day. Just out of physical reach of my seasonally deprived gardening fingers, these fabulous flowers … Continue reading

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Frozen melting moment

Who needs roses when you have crystals….? 

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West Side Story

Four million people in the past year have walked the High Line into the history books. Since 1999 when 2 men founded Friends of the High Line to preserve the weathered old elevated railway line, the project has not only … Continue reading

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