Posted by: lornasass | May 13, 2011


I try to get to Wave Hill as often as I can.

This gracious garden never fails to revive my spirit.  Although only 10 miles or so north of my home on the Upper West Side, Wave Hill feels like another world. 

The vistas are large and there’s nothing like the mighty Hudson River in the background to offer the visitor a feeling of unlimited possibility.

Within this expansive garden are smaller “rooms.”  The ones that caught my eye today were the herb and alpine gardens, most particularly the plants growing out of their enclosing stone walls.

What survivors!  How do they manage to thrive with so few resources?  What an inspiration for a way of living.



  1. Wow, I love those succulents! Beautiful!

    • I have a small indoor collection too, including a crown of thorns over two feet tall. They are such easy-care and rewarding to look at.

  2. Hey,

    Love the blog, you def have a new follower.

    I was wondering if you knew what kind of plants are good for heavily shaded gardens? we have a tiny tiny city garden, but it is surrounded by big oak trees which i suspect are sucking the life out of everything, couple that with it not getting an ounce of sun and me being a complete novice, i’ve no idea what to plant in there, everything from last year died.

    thanks for your help!!

    • Lungwort is a beautiful plant that thrives in the shade. happy gardening!

  3. everywere they are so beautiful. Japanese Maple

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