Concert Aug. 6 - Diana Krall; Concert Aug. 9 - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Diana Krall with special guest Denzal Sinclaire Monday, August 6, 7 p.m. Sold Out Ladysmith Black Mambazo and The Johnny Clegg Band Thursday, August 9, 7 p.m. Sold Out Some music is intended to paint a romantic scene: a candlelit dinner, a walk along a moonlit beach. Quiet Nights, Diana Krall’s twelfth album, isn't about that. Using Brazil as a musical point of reference, the award-winning pianist and singer is not suggesting a night out; she means to...
Pollinator Power
Last week a colleague and I attended a conference and workshop about protecting native pollinators, hosted by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.  While most of us might think of the European Honeybee, Apis mellifera, as the primary pollinator of crops, native bees are important pollinators of both wildflowers and commercial crops. Native pollinators, and particularly native bees, are important. Some are highly specialized, like the squash bee. Squash bees rely...
Concerts July 23 & 25: Al Green & Mary Chapin Carpenter
Al Green w/ the Hazel Miller Band Monday, July 23, 7 p.m. at York Street Sold Out! Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ Tift Merritt Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m. at York Street Tickets still available! Which artist started playing on her mom’s bass ukulele and then graduated to her gut-strings guitar? Which artist is also an ordained pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle? Which artist decided in her twenties that she was better suited for writing short stories instead of...
Concerts July 16 & 17: Marc Cohn & Natalie Merchant
Marc Cohn with special guest Joan Osborne Monday, July 16, 7 p.m. at York Street Tickets still available! Natalie Merchant with the Colorado Symphony Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m. at York Street Sold Out! Here are some entertaining pre-concert reviews, courtesy of Gardens' member Rick Hum. Be sure to read these while you are in line for the concerts so you'll know a little bit more about each of the artists. Two quintessential New Yorkers, who have recently released albums of...
More Backyard Nature: Milkweeds!
In a previous post I described some interactions between plants and insects that can make for interesting observation.  This week I’ll add another plant group that makes for some fun—the milkweeds (genus Asclepias). Many species of Asclepias can be found in North America and can make good garden plants provided you can provide the space that they’re roving growth form requires.  Milkweeds have highly specialized floral structures, and they also bear...
Concert July 11: Nanci Griffith with special guest Greg Brown
Enjoy a concert with the unrivaled ambience of thousands of blooming plants! Plus you can bring a picnic and a bottle of wine, and enjoy the first concert of the year at York Street. Or round-out your concert experience by pre-ordering a picnic supper from Catering by Design. Nanci Griffith with special guest Greg Brown Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Doors 6 p.m., Concert 7 p.m. Tickets still available! Here is another great pre-concert review, courtesy...
July is Smart Irrigation Month
July – the month we celebrate America’s independence… and efficient irrigation? While the second occasion may not get as much attention as the first, there are plenty of ways to mark Smart Irrigation Month this July. The Irrigation Association (IA), which represents manufacturers of irrigation products, first declared July to be “Smart Irrigation Month” in 2005 to draw attention to the need to use earth’s most precious resource wisely. July typically sees...
Macrofungi Collection Consortium (MCC)
Through the hard work and dedication of Curators Vera Evenson and Dr. Melissa Islam along with funds from the National Science Federation, our important collection will partner with the New York Botanical Garden and 33 other institutions to create the first ever Macrofungi Collection Consortium. This Consortium has created a portal that will gather together all the data associated with each fungi collection to tell the story of the...