Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens,
I am happy to report that the outpouring of support for our virtual September Soiree exceeded our most ambitious projections. It is heartwarming to know how much this garden means to so many of us in this time of great tumult. Many thanks to the nearly 200 supporters of our most important fund-raiser of the year. It looks as if funding for the planned hoop house is nearly in place.
Each winter, in secrecy equaled only by a papal conclave, our gardeners place their seed order for annuals. Often led by Drew Schuyler, their choices are interesting and bold, hardly what you would buy at your local nursery. This year, the most over-the-top selection has to be Gomphocarpus physocarpus, a curious milkweed whose nicknames range from “Giant Swan Plant Milkweed” to the less refined “Hairy Balls.” The picture says it all.
Please note that all of our events require participants to wear masks and socially distance.