I was already planning to celebrate the recent appearance of this year’s first snowdrops with a post of some sort. Then I found out that my friend Eric Larson, manager of Yale’s Marsh Botanical Garden, introduces this little white early bird of a flower in the latest video he’s hosted for an internet project called GardenClips.
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Posted in Plants elsewhere in NYC, Plants worldwide, Questions & discussion, tagged art, city, ecology, hurricane sandy, New Haven, New York, sandy, subway, trees, weather on 31 October 2012 | Leave a Comment »
The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, as documented above by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, included flooding in the South Ferry subway station in lower Manhattan, home to the lovely tree installation by the Starn brothers we reported on four years ago. Back then, the station looked like this:
Yellow Line, photograph by Jordan Nodelman
Can plants in the suburbs also be considered urban plants, or is their situation completely different? What about places like Greater New Haven, Connecticut, that feel urban in some areas and like suburbia in others? Can interesting frictions be observed between plants and the human environment in these places? During my recent trip to New Haven’s City-Wide Open Studios, I had the privelege of meeting and seeing the work of a local artist, Jordan Nodelman, who is exploring the built environment of this area (and others) and often captures plants in relation to man-made structures of all sorts. Read on for more…
On the side of a house on Orange Street, this incredibly twining vine impressed me. I was on my first tentative urban plant walk in New Haven, seeing if there were any plants to observe, despite it being the dead of winter. Somehow I was drawn to the space between two houses, where I found this vine twining tightly around itself and everything else it could reach.