Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tussie-Mussies—Do Flowers Talk?

One of the ways to send messages in the nineteenth century was tussie-mussies, little bouquets of flowers that ladies and gentlemen of the era used to send messages to one another. Today I guess we would probably call them instant … Continue reading

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A Mansion Favorite Returns Home: Abigail Walker Needlework Mourning Picture, ca. 1803

A weeping willow tree shelters two lovely young women in a garden at the mansion this spring, and one would never know that these beautiful creatures, stitched in silk with exquisitely painted faces, are over two hundred years old. Thanks … Continue reading

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What’s in bloom?

Spring has always been a time for renewal and clean up, the emergence of green shoots and fond floral essences, and the hopes and childhood memories associated with warmer weather. Narcissi, snowdrops, witch hazel, wet grass, and magnolia flowers are … Continue reading

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About our horticulture intern

Luis Marmol is our intern from the School of Professional Horticulture at The New York Botanical Garden. He is drawing up a three-year horticultural historic restoration plan for the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum  grounds. This includes restoring and reinterpreting the garden … Continue reading

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