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Milkweed grows on the Green, but the kind of milkweed that grows there isn’t the kind monarch butterflies require. They want butterfly weed. And I have tried to grow it (bought a plant which arrived dead, got seeds from my friend Eileen that didn’t germinate). There was a lot of milkweed this year and after […]
August is already here, although I have yet to hear the cicadas buzzing. I’ve been tidying up after the summer’s overgrowth: The mint in the wildflower bed behind the bench had pretty much taken over. I like mint; I like it a lot. I’ve been snipping it all summer to share with my neighbors. But […]
GallopNYC is proud to be featured as the Charity Spotlight in the July/August 2017 edition of Untacked!
One of my neighbors is the orchid curator at the BBG and I asked him if our mystery plant might possibly be an orchid. He said: Good call Barbara; ’tis an orchid. It is Epipactis helleborine a Eurasian native that is increasingly common in Brooklyn and around the country: https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/an-orchid-disguised-as-a-weed/ A friend (the same one who […]