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Orchid Chandeliers at New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden opened its annual orchid show this weekend. This year the theme is The Orchid Show – Chandeliers. This year emphasis is on the aerial beauty of orchids. 164 more words

Learning Opportunities

DAY TWO: THE FIVE DAY BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE

“Let the beauty we love be what we do.”

Rumi.

I gazed up and up through the palm fronds to the conservatory dome above. It was a cold February day in New York and my job was in jeopardy. 460 more words

Photography

Immerse Yourself in Spring's Beginnings with Visits to Flower Shows

in NATURE PLACE JOURNAL (MARCH 2015)

by Carolyn M Johnson

(Macy’s Flower Show April 2014)

I lived for many years in the New York City area and always looked forward to the flower shows. 456 more words

Nature Place Journal Articles

Indigo Rose...a tomato by another name

via The New York Botanical Garden.

‘Indigo Rose’ contains a pigment called anthocyanin. This pigment gives the fruit a deep purple, almost black color. Red tomatoes have a pigment called lycopene, orange tomatoes contain beta-carotene, and yellow tomatoes contain several other carotenoids.

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Science & Technology

Frida Kahlo: Masterpieces (and Margaritas) Headed to NY Botanical Garden

Can a garden have a “blockbuster?” Maybe. It looks like a combination of margaritas and masterpieces might just push attendance to one million visitors to the New York Botanical Garden this year. 321 more words

Frida Kahlo at the New York Botanical Garden

Coming up in May: Kahlo’s first exhibition in New York City for 10 years will focus on her relationship with nature and be set in the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. 152 more words

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