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Top 5 New York Botanical Garden Plants to Consider for Your Home

If you are a person who loves spending as much time as possible tending to the garden or plating new types of flowers, then you probably are on the lookout for beautiful and unique plants that you can put in your garden. And for those of you who don’t know, the New York Botanical Garden is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Which means that they are having a sale of the garden’s oldest and most interesting plants, as well as some new additions. Here are 5 New York Botanical Garden plants that you should buy and take home.

“Miss Grace” Shrub

This unusual type of Dawn redwood would look great in your front yard. It has strong branches to protect it from harsh weather, yet soft foliage that changes its color from bright green to orange-brown in the fall. If you are a fan of greenery and different types of shrubs in your garden, then you might want to think about purchasing “Miss Grace”. All you have to do is take a trip to the New York Botanical Garden.

“Vercurve” Shrub

Yet another option for people who like to plant shrubs in their gardens, this small blue-green shrub is quite a unique option. It is an Eastern white pine that grows compact and doesn’t take up a lot of space in your garden. Of course, what makes it special are its blue-green needles. They are soft looking, small, curved, and evergreen. If this sounds appealing, consider purchasing one at the New York Botanical Garden now.

“Inaba Shidare” Japanese Maple

For people who have a lot of space in their garden and like to fill it with exotic plants and trees, this Japanese maple might be the perfect idea. The reddish-purple color of its leaves is guaranteed to make your garden look amazing. This specimen is a mature one. But you can also find other types of Japanese maple trees at the New York Botanical Garden.

Japanese Cobra-lily

Another exotic plant for people who have enough shady locations in their garden to make room for this spectacular specimen. This plant is a tuberous woodland perennial. It is called the Japanese cobra-lily because its flower is shaped like a cobra’s head. The colors of the flowers are green and purple, and it truly looks exotic. But the good news is that it is not so hard to take care of. So you can take advantage of the New York Botanical Garden sale and get one now.

Blue Atlas Cedar at the New York Botanical Garden

Finally, this blue Atlas cedar usually found in the mountains of Algeria and Morocco, is indeed a majestic addition to your plant collection. It is an evergreen tree, but in the winter it looks the best, when its needles are green or blue-green. It is a tree that lives for a very long time and grows to be quite large. So if you have space for this beauty in your garden, you should give it a shot.

 

These are just a few of the plants that you can find at the New York Botanical Garden sale, but they are definitely some of the most impressive. If you are passionate about gardening, you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity!

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Bonnie Enos

I spend my time in my garden trying to create the greatest outdoor space possible. My garden is my happy place and where you will always find me on a nice day. I take my experience and share it here for you to read!

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