We shot part of our October mailer at Wave Hill, a beautiful former estate in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, overlooking the Hudson River. Laurel Rimmer, the Assistant Director of Public Programs, gave us an exclusive tour of the grounds. Laurel is truly an expert—she’s been at Wave Hill for 19 years!
Dark-foliaged cannas and dahlias in the “red bed” of the Flower Garden add a vivid dose of color through the month of October.
Canna ‘Intrigue’ and orangey-red dahlias and salvias add color in fall hues (and nary a mum in sight!)
Colorful bromeliads from our tropical greenhouse are tucked into the wall at the Monocot Garden.
One of my absolute favorite fall combinations is in our Shade Border. Fall-bloomer Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (hardy plumbago) makes a lovely pair with Colchicum species, a bulb sometimes known as autumn crocus (a misnomer since it is not a crocus). I have repeated this lovely combination in my own home garden.
To learn more about visiting Wave Hill (which we highly recommend), go to their website. Their instagram is a great follow for frequent doses of natural beauty. All photos courtesy of Wave Hill.