St Luke’s Garden

I often visit St Luke’s Garden in Greenwich Village (http://www.stlukeinthefields.org/about/the-gardens-at-st-luke-in-the-fields.) It is very small but lovely little oasis. A quiet place where people come to sit, read or stroll through.
When I passed by and saw the beautiful fall berries and flowers I had to go home to get my camera.

22 thoughts on “St Luke’s Garden

  1. Beautywhizz 2015-11-07 / 7:42 am

    Wow, beautiful photos. I visit Greenwich Park quite often but didn’t know this garden, must visit next time.

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  2. Midwestern Plant Girl 2015-11-07 / 7:55 am

    Very beautiful captures there! I really like the purple beauty berry. I want one for my garden. Birds and furries love it and they can be made into jam.

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-11-07 / 8:21 am

      Thanks for the compliment and the name. Now I can put the Latin name fro American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) in the metadata. 🙂

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  3. Midwestern Plant Girl 2015-11-07 / 9:27 am

    Ah! Well, in the future, if I don’t see a name under the photo, I will comment with anything I can ID 😉
    Iron= need better photo to ID.
    Oakleaf hydra – quercifolia
    Pink = weigela possibly
    Purple fuzzy = something in mint family (square stems). Salvia, nepeta… 😃

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-11-07 / 10:26 am

      I’ll be going to London this December. If that is the one with the Greenwich Observatory I will try to visit it again. As a cartographer I love the place. I will be in N11.

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      • Midwestern Plant Girl 2015-11-08 / 6:57 am

        Wow! A cartographer. That is a great talent!
        I’ve always felt the cartographers in early times were the human gods of the land. It was their feather pens that would make or break a nation. I’ve read how victorious countries would kill cartographers and destroy the maps other nations drew and implement their own maps, usually bloating their boundries. Very interesting history!

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        • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-11-08 / 5:16 pm

          So true. I have a few books on the subject.
          I learned hand map making then switched to GIS, ArcMap.

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  4. Barbara Bryan 2015-11-07 / 11:09 am

    Lucky you to have this in your neighborhood!

    Those purple berries….that color purple can’t be their true purple, can it???

    Barbara

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  5. Jet Eliot 2015-11-10 / 6:15 pm

    What a wonderful and peaceful place, Sherry. I’m so glad you went back for your camera, as I really enjoyed your photos. And I saw from the link they have counted 100 bird species there too — how marvelous!

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-11-11 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much Jet. There is a local birder who writes stories about the birds he sees in a local paper who visits St Luke’s Garden a lot. Manhattan is a catch all during migration.

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  8. Steve Schwartzman 2015-12-01 / 9:51 am

    After seeing the picture of the beautyberry, which is native, I was reminded that three years ago I visited the High Line for the first (and only) time and was disappointed that many of the plants I saw there weren’t native to New York. Only then did I notice that the pictures above and to the side of the beautyberry in your post are from the HIgh Line and aren’t native plants.

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-12-01 / 10:13 am

      Only the rose was photographed on the High Line. I also saw roses in the St Luke’s Garden but the one taken on the Highline came out better, so I used that one instead. Sorry if I confused you.
      I agree, the High Line should stick to native NY plants in keeping with the original plants that seeded naturally there. According to them they are doing that http://www.thehighline.org/about/

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