Drums Along the Hudson – Day 4 of FLCC Horticulture Trip

A Native American Festival & Shad Fest. . . what? On a Horticulture Trip? Yup, one of the students on the trip was an Oneida Indian, and his friend was in this festival, so we stopped there. It was located in Inwood Hill Park, near Columbia University. I enjoyed looking at the Indian artwork, and in fact, as I’m writing this, I’m sitting here wearing a T-shirt I bought there. It has animals and feathers all over the front. I should take a photo of it sometime because it is really nice. There was also dancing – I like watching and looking at the clothes – they’re so beautiful.

Wave Hill – Day 4 of FLCC Horticulture Trip

Wave Hill is in the Bronx, and it had an awesome sounding bird (I need to id the bird), some huge trees, an urban forest, two beautiful old homes, and gardens with greenhouses. The café had excellent food, too! Here's the bird and a beech tree for you:

Bird

Beech Tree

Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Day 3 of FLCC Horticulture Trip

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is an awesome place in the middle of – Brooklyn – a respite from the extremely busy city. But it was way too crowded for me! It was the weekend of the Cherry Festival, called the Sakura Matsuri. Because of the crowd, I wasn’t in the mood to take too many photos, but here's a couple for you, the first is Wisteria, the second is Redbud:

Wisteria

Redbud

Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Day 3 of FLCC Horticulture Trip

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is an awesome place in the middle of – Brooklyn – a respite from the extremely busy city. But it was way too crowded for me! It was the weekend of the Cherry Festival, called the Sakura Matsuri. Because of the crowd, I wasn’t in the mood to take too many photos, but here's a couple for you, the first is Wisteria, the second is Redbud:

Wisteria

Redbud

New York Botanical Garden – Day 2 of FLCC Horticulture Trip

The New York Botanical Garden has awesome gardens, along with an excellent conservatory – and an old growth forest!

Here's some conservatory photos:

Conservatory

I need to ask Rosa what this is:

Ask Rosa

Prickly Pear:

Prickly Pear
Huge Fern:

Fern

New York Botanical Garden – Day 2 of FLCC Horticulture Trip

The New York Botanical Garden has awesome gardens, along with an excellent conservatory – and an old growth forest!

Here's some conservatory photos:

Conservatory

I need to ask Rosa what this is:

Ask Rosa

Prickly Pear:

Prickly Pear
Huge Fern:

Fern

Matterhorn Nursery – Day 1 of FLCC Horticulture Trip

The Matterhorn Nursery is awesome – it is a gardener’s paradise.  It is set up as a village, with each “store” featuring something unique.  It also has beautiful gardens.  We had a great tour by the owner, Matt Horn.  I wish that we had such a nursery in our area!

Matterhorn Nursery – Day 1 of FLCC Horticulture Trip

The Matterhorn Nursery is awesome – it is a gardener’s paradise.  It is set up as a village, with each “store” featuring something unique.  It also has beautiful gardens.  We had a great tour by the owner, Matt Horn.  I wish that we had such a nursery in our area!