Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Gowanus Nursery


I was happy to be able to write at last (for Gardenista) about an inspiring place that is dangerously within reach: the Gowanus Nursery. Follow that link for more photos and the story.


What does its owner, Michele Palladino do every day? Water. For one-and-half hours. And then she works. She keeps a remarkable collection of plants in the nursery, and designs and plants and maintains gardens on the days when the nursery is not open. A lot of labour.


And the 'g?' Dutchman's pipe - Aristolochia tomentosa, a species with petite flowers.


10 comments:

  1. LOVE the beautiful lower case "g" !! Love a great nursery feature !! xoxo les Gang

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  2. Guess it has to go on my list for the next trip to NYC. Wonder how hard it is to carry plants on Amtrak? Love the g.

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  3. Leslie in OregonJune 16, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    This nursery is now on the list for my next visit to Brooklyn. I love Red Hook, independent nurseries and Pok Pok. Can a passenger take live plants in soil through airport security in the U.S.?

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    1. Good question. I don't know.

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    2. As long as it's a domestic flight, you shouldn't have any problems at all. Lots of my planty friends haul plant goodies in their carry ons.

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  4. The picture of the planted hornbeams is amazing. It looks like a show garden!

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    1. I agree - they are very beautiful, and bright orange in fall.

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