In this week's #PeepThatPlant, we're featuring the flower wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa). From far away, wild bergamot resembles a lilac pom-pom. Once you get closer, you'll see that these “pom-poms” are made up of many small tubular flowers. Wild bergamot also goes by the name “bee balm” because it is very popular with pollinators, especially bumblebees (one of which you can see sipping from one of the flowers in the background). The reason behind the name “wild bergamot” is the similarity in the smell the plant has to the bergamot orange, which is used to flavor Earl Grey tea. : Senior Zone Gardener Mimi Gunderson
The Harlem Meer. "Named after the Dutch word for "small sea", the Meer is a large body of water located north of Conservatory Garden" at Central Park. Last weekend.
Por el lado de Harlem al lado del conservatory garden se encuentra este pequeño lago en el Central Park.