1. Sometimes you have to look up.  This is one of the octagonal towers that stands at the corners of the Walled Garden.  It is flanked by columnar sweet gums.

  2. Looking down on the spiraling foliage of Euphorbia myrsinites.  There is beauty in geometry.

  3. Door to adventure. The door to the Vista remains one of our favorite places to show visitors to the garden.  You pause as you peer through the door and down the stairs.  Even having seen it day after day, it doesn’t lose its charm and its magic.

  4. Color, texture, shape. Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ in front, then Ligularia ‘Othello’, some Taxus in the background and then more Hakonechloa, with some Hosta around the bend.  This is the eastern north bed of the Walled Garden and the sulfur yellow blooms of the ligularia draw the eye.

  5. Hydrangea ‘Pinky Winky’ living up to its name in the Walled Garden west border.  The view from the lower terrace is also pretty nice.

  6. Templehenge?! We’ve been watching and trying to calculate when the setting sun will be centered between the columns of the Temple of the Sky in the Walled Garden. We think it will be lined up on Tuesday or Wednesday (August 26 or 27) of this week. 

    If you want to try your hand at predicting the correct day, check out the SunCalc website and use the satellite image of 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY to line things up on the temple.  

  7. Anemone ‘September Charm’ in the last week of August.  As the pink blooms of this anemone fade, they will be replaced by those of the classic white anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

  8. Walking up the northern end of the West Border

  9. Walking up the northern end of the West Border

  10. Walking up the northern end of the West Border