This Weekend: Join the Palooza!

So how many of you are indulging in the pre-weekend chill like we are? If you’re eying that rack of scarves in your closet with hopeful impatience, I’d say you’re right there with us. And fortunately (for those of us with wool and fleece ensembles on the brain), these brisk October afternoons look to continue through Saturday and Sunday as we dig into The Haunted Pumpkin Garden and everything that rolls along with it. Hint, hint! You’ll want to yank your fall coat off the hanger and walk, drive, or train your way up to the NYBG, with a few easy-going activities to take in on the side, of course.

For the grown-ups, we’re still keeping perfect time with our Saturday Bird Walks, and Debbie Becker is as keen-eyed as she’s ever been. The Red-tailed Hawks have been making a show of things from time to time, but not without showy competition from a certain heron who’s been munching his way through the Rock Garden pond. Whether local or migrant, the bird populations are in full preparation for the winter switch. We’ll also be joining Sonia Uyterhoeven for another weekend gardening demonstration, this time turning our eye on pollinator plants. If livening up your home garden with Snow White-worthy levels of birds, bees, and butterflies is your game, Sonia’s got the know-how to make it happen.

That’s not to say your kids won’t have a full plate to keep them content. Alongside our ongoing Haunted Pumpkin Garden activities, this marks the weekend of Little People® Palooza, a chance to work out all their energy with live song, dance, and more than a sprinkling of unbridled fun. Head below for the full weekend schedule!


Saturday, October 13

Little People® Palooza  10:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

It’s THE concert event of the fall! Little People® stars Eddie™, Sonya, and Michael are ready to rock their way through a brand-new live show filled with the kind of music that just won’t let you sit still! Join them as they sing, dance, play, rock, roll, jump and jam!

This event is included free with any All-Garden Pass ticket for the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. Seating is available first come, first served.

Bird Walk – 11 a.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Home Gardening Demonstration: Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – 2 p.m.
In the Home Gardening Center

Join Gardener for Public Education Sonia Uyterhoeven as she demonstrates how you can create colorful garden habitats that will attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Learn which plants will help you entice these welcome visitors into your garden.


Sunday, October 14

Little People® Palooza — 10:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

It’s THE concert event of the fall! Little People® stars Eddie™, Sonya, and Michael are ready to rock their way through a brand-new live show filled with the kind of music that just won’t let you sit still! Join them as they sing, dance, play, rock, roll, jump and jam!

This event is included free with any All-Garden Pass ticket for the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. Seating is available first come, first served.

Monet’s Garden Docent QA – 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Meet in the Conservatory Courtyard, Hardy Pool

Ask one of the Garden’s Docents about this stunning recreation of Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny. See the artistry of the great Impressionist in the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and in the Conservatory Courtyard pool, where a display of water lilies dazzles.

Home Gardening Demonstration: Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – 2 p.m.
In the Home Gardening Center

Join Gardener for Public Education Sonia Uyterhoeven as she demonstrates how you can create colorful garden habitats that will attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Learn which plants will help you entice these welcome visitors into your garden.


Ongoing Children’s Programs

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, through October 31
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties, and parades. On October 20–21, watch master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transform humongous pumpkins into zombies and other unearthly creatures. It’s so much fun, it’s scary!

Children’s Outdoor Nature Explorations  Part of The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, through October 31
Daily, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A haunted world of pumpkin sculptures will captivate your youngster’s imagination in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. There’s plenty of hands-on fun–play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, go on a parade, and have a “hoot” learning about owls.

The Edible Garden
Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, through October 31
Daily, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden this year, bringing plenty of events for both adults and kids alike with daily, family-friendly activities, cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen, and hands-on gardening fun.

A Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali takes a featured role in this year’s Edible Garden. Visit the beds of herbs and vegetables in “Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens,” where you can pick up some of his favorite recipes. Your culinary delight begins in the garden! Visit summer through fall for the best of the harvest.

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This Weekend: Join the Palooza!

So how many of you are indulging in the pre-weekend chill like we are? If you’re eying that rack of scarves in your closet with hopeful impatience, I’d say you’re right there with us. And fortunately (for those of us with wool and fleece ensembles on the brain), these brisk October afternoons look to continue through Saturday and Sunday as we dig into The Haunted Pumpkin Garden and everything that rolls along with it. Hint, hint! You’ll want to yank your fall coat off the hanger and walk, drive, or train your way up to the NYBG, with a few easy-going activities to take in on the side, of course.

For the grown-ups, we’re still keeping perfect time with our Saturday Bird Walks, and Debbie Becker is as keen-eyed as she’s ever been. The Red-tailed Hawks have been making a show of things from time to time, but not without showy competition from a certain heron who’s been munching his way through the Rock Garden pond. Whether local or migrant, the bird populations are in full preparation for the winter switch. We’ll also be joining Sonia Uyterhoeven for another weekend gardening demonstration, this time turning our eye on pollinator plants. If livening up your home garden with Snow White-worthy levels of birds, bees, and butterflies is your game, Sonia’s got the know-how to make it happen.

That’s not to say your kids won’t have a full plate to keep them content. Alongside our ongoing Haunted Pumpkin Garden activities, this marks the weekend of Little People® Palooza, a chance to work out all their energy with live song, dance, and more than a sprinkling of unbridled fun. Head below for the full weekend schedule!


Saturday, October 13

Little People® Palooza  10:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

It’s THE concert event of the fall! Little People® stars Eddie™, Sonya, and Michael are ready to rock their way through a brand-new live show filled with the kind of music that just won’t let you sit still! Join them as they sing, dance, play, rock, roll, jump and jam!

This event is included free with any All-Garden Pass ticket for the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. Seating is available first come, first served.

Bird Walk – 11 a.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Home Gardening Demonstration: Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – 2 p.m.
In the Home Gardening Center

Join Gardener for Public Education Sonia Uyterhoeven as she demonstrates how you can create colorful garden habitats that will attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Learn which plants will help you entice these welcome visitors into your garden.


Sunday, October 14

Little People® Palooza — 10:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

It’s THE concert event of the fall! Little People® stars Eddie™, Sonya, and Michael are ready to rock their way through a brand-new live show filled with the kind of music that just won’t let you sit still! Join them as they sing, dance, play, rock, roll, jump and jam!

This event is included free with any All-Garden Pass ticket for the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. Seating is available first come, first served.

Monet’s Garden Docent QA – 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Meet in the Conservatory Courtyard, Hardy Pool

Ask one of the Garden’s Docents about this stunning recreation of Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny. See the artistry of the great Impressionist in the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and in the Conservatory Courtyard pool, where a display of water lilies dazzles.

Home Gardening Demonstration: Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – 2 p.m.
In the Home Gardening Center

Join Gardener for Public Education Sonia Uyterhoeven as she demonstrates how you can create colorful garden habitats that will attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Learn which plants will help you entice these welcome visitors into your garden.


Ongoing Children’s Programs

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, through October 31
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties, and parades. On October 20–21, watch master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transform humongous pumpkins into zombies and other unearthly creatures. It’s so much fun, it’s scary!

Children’s Outdoor Nature Explorations  Part of The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, through October 31
Daily, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A haunted world of pumpkin sculptures will captivate your youngster’s imagination in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. There’s plenty of hands-on fun–play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, go on a parade, and have a “hoot” learning about owls.

The Edible Garden
Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, through October 31
Daily, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden this year, bringing plenty of events for both adults and kids alike with daily, family-friendly activities, cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen, and hands-on gardening fun.

A Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali takes a featured role in this year’s Edible Garden. Visit the beds of herbs and vegetables in “Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens,” where you can pick up some of his favorite recipes. Your culinary delight begins in the garden! Visit summer through fall for the best of the harvest.

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This Weekend: Join the Palooza!

So how many of you are indulging in the pre-weekend chill like we are? If you’re eying that rack of scarves in your closet with hopeful impatience, I’d say you’re right there with us. And fortunately (for those of us with wool and fleece ensembles on the brain), these brisk October afternoons look to continue through Saturday and Sunday as we dig into The Haunted Pumpkin Garden and everything that rolls along with it. Hint, hint! You’ll want to yank your fall coat off the hanger and walk, drive, or train your way up to the NYBG, with a few easy-going activities to take in on the side, of course.

For the grown-ups, we’re still keeping perfect time with our Saturday Bird Walks, and Debbie Becker is as keen-eyed as she’s ever been. The Red-tailed Hawks have been making a show of things from time to time, but not without showy competition from a certain heron who’s been munching his way through the Rock Garden pond. Whether local or migrant, the bird populations are in full preparation for the winter switch. We’ll also be joining Sonia Uyterhoeven for another weekend gardening demonstration, this time turning our eye on pollinator plants. If livening up your home garden with Snow White-worthy levels of birds, bees, and butterflies is your game, Sonia’s got the know-how to make it happen.

That’s not to say your kids won’t have a full plate to keep them content. Alongside our ongoing Haunted Pumpkin Garden activities, this marks the weekend of Little People® Palooza, a chance to work out all their energy with live song, dance, and more than a sprinkling of unbridled fun. Head below for the full weekend schedule!


Saturday, October 13

Little People® Palooza  10:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

It’s THE concert event of the fall! Little People® stars Eddie™, Sonya, and Michael are ready to rock their way through a brand-new live show filled with the kind of music that just won’t let you sit still! Join them as they sing, dance, play, rock, roll, jump and jam!

This event is included free with any All-Garden Pass ticket for the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. Seating is available first come, first served.

Bird Walk – 11 a.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Home Gardening Demonstration: Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – 2 p.m.
In the Home Gardening Center

Join Gardener for Public Education Sonia Uyterhoeven as she demonstrates how you can create colorful garden habitats that will attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Learn which plants will help you entice these welcome visitors into your garden.


Sunday, October 14

Little People® Palooza — 10:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

It’s THE concert event of the fall! Little People® stars Eddie™, Sonya, and Michael are ready to rock their way through a brand-new live show filled with the kind of music that just won’t let you sit still! Join them as they sing, dance, play, rock, roll, jump and jam!

This event is included free with any All-Garden Pass ticket for the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. Seating is available first come, first served.

Monet’s Garden Docent QA – 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Meet in the Conservatory Courtyard, Hardy Pool

Ask one of the Garden’s Docents about this stunning recreation of Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny. See the artistry of the great Impressionist in the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and in the Conservatory Courtyard pool, where a display of water lilies dazzles.

Home Gardening Demonstration: Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – 2 p.m.
In the Home Gardening Center

Join Gardener for Public Education Sonia Uyterhoeven as she demonstrates how you can create colorful garden habitats that will attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Learn which plants will help you entice these welcome visitors into your garden.


Ongoing Children’s Programs

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, through October 31
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties, and parades. On October 20–21, watch master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transform humongous pumpkins into zombies and other unearthly creatures. It’s so much fun, it’s scary!

Children’s Outdoor Nature Explorations  Part of The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, through October 31
Daily, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A haunted world of pumpkin sculptures will captivate your youngster’s imagination in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. There’s plenty of hands-on fun–play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, go on a parade, and have a “hoot” learning about owls.

The Edible Garden
Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, through October 31
Daily, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden this year, bringing plenty of events for both adults and kids alike with daily, family-friendly activities, cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen, and hands-on gardening fun.

A Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali takes a featured role in this year’s Edible Garden. Visit the beds of herbs and vegetables in “Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens,” where you can pick up some of his favorite recipes. Your culinary delight begins in the garden! Visit summer through fall for the best of the harvest.

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Summer Camp for Grown-ups: Have Some Fun

Suppose you really can’t draw, but always wished you could…especially when it comes to drawing those gorgeous blooms in your backyard. Well now’s your chance to make your wish come true: Botanical Drawing I is just one of the new summer intensive classes offered by NYBG starting in July. Think of it as a summer camp experience designed for grown-ups.

With the botanical drawing class, in just one week you’ll learn specific techniques for drawing accurately, including professional standards of form, measuring, foreshortening, and perspective. The classes are offered in July (9 through 13) or August (6 through 10), at NYBG and the Midtown Manhattan Center, respectively.

The instructors are experienced teachers. Rose Marie James teaches the August session in Manhattan. She is a graphic designer and botanical illustrator, and has taught art for over 15 years, enjoying what she calls the “slow art” of traditional drawing methods. She writes: “Producing a piece of botanical art requires the artist to study the subject carefully, to learn how it grows, how it reproduces, and how it nourishes itself. Discovering these details, the grace and genius inherent in a plant’s anatomy, and transforming it into art brings us back to the real world growing around us.”

Marilyn Reilly teaches the July class at NYBG where she earned her Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration. Her background as a science teacher helps to focus the classes on observation and accurate drawing of plant components, like branches, stems, leaves and flower parts. She is a member of the ASBA (American Society of Botanical Artists) and the GNSI (Guild of Natural Science Illustrators).

These hands-on classes will help you expand your horizons and you can even get started on a Certificate this summer. Register now.

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The Weather Outside Is Frightful

Dear Santa,

I have a huge favor to ask of you. If you run into Mother Nature, could you, would you, please ask her to send us warmer weather. Barring that, maybe she could arrange a warm blanket of snow to cover my garden and protect the plants that I so lovingly tucked into the ground just a few weeks ago. I gave them all a nice drink of water and tucked them in for the winter under a mulch blanket, but, I’m just not sure they are ready for the roller coaster weather ride we’ll be on over the next week or so. Heck, I’m not ready for the ride! Ups and down with 30 degree changes in temperatures are hard on plants. Gardeners in colder climates often feel a bit envious that we can grow plants they can’t. Plants here, are exposed to the elements all winter long and take a beating. Even when mulched well, they can get heaved out of the ground. You should see the heucheras by springtime. Not a pretty sight. Sometimes, I envy the snow cover that protects a northern garden all winter long.

I just read what I wrote and Santa, I’ve changed my mind. I don’t want a warm blanket of snow on my garden. Do you know what the effect of snow is on a city like Nashville? Schools are closed, people rush to the stores and buy all the milk and bread, the crazy drivers are out and sometimes they shut down the government. I have definitely decided that I would rather Mother Nature send us a mild winter,

xxoogail

*Here’s a seasonal song for you all

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The Ups and Downs of Using Snow Throwers

Every year after the snowfall, I promise myself that I am going to buy a snow thrower, and every year after the snow melts, I tell myself they are a waste of time and money.

For those of you blessed with warm weather climates, there are basically two ways to remove snow from a sidewalk and driveway. You can shovel it, which can be back-breaking work (and more than one person has had a heart attack while shoveling snow) or you can buy a snow thrower.

This machination basically acts as a snow till. Starting at one end, you turn on the snow thrower and the blades under the machine rotate and catch the snow. The snow is thrown out of the way, thus clearing a path. Growing up, I would see people with these and think, Why would you spend your money on that? Snow shoveling isn’t that big a deal. Then I got older.

Suddenly, lifting up that snow with a shovel takes a lot more effort, and it usually leaves my back aching for several days afterward. If it is a particularly bad snow storm or one that last a few days, my frozen butt is out there several times a day making sure that people don’t slip on my sidewalks and that my car can get out of the driveway.

My neighbor pulls out his monster, and the driveway is clear in five minutes. Then he’s back inside with hot cocoa. It’s during this time that I usually curse the idea that I didn’t buy one when they were cheap during the summer and vow to get one come spring. I am way too cheap to pay full price during the winter.

When the spring finally gets here and the snow melts, my mind once again reverts back to the old ways. It’s probably been several weeks since I shoveled snow, and my back has since recovered. In other words, I am invincible again.

I convince myself that the snow thrower isn’t worth it and that shoveling wasn’t a big deal this year. Ugh, when will I learn? Let me say, for the record, that a day after I shoveled snow, snow throwers seemed like the best thing since sliced bread. OK, now it’s in print and I can’t change my mind this year.

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