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All New Posts Tagged 'Andrew' (3)

"The Mystery of The Magical Cucumber Tree" book by Richie Cabo Goes Full Circle As A Three Year Old Tree From The Craig House Mansion Mother Tree Goes Back to "Andrew Jackson Downing's" Hometown Park


  Richie Cabo NYC Dept. of Parks Director of The Citywide Organic Nursery

 & David Schuyler Proffessor of American History / Author at Franklyn Marshall College in Lancaster PA.


Author David Schuyler has a Cucumber Magnolia Tree planted in honor of his new book "The Sanctified Landscape" at Downing Park in Newburgh.The tree is from a seed propagated from the mother original tree planted by Henry Winthrop Sargent at the Tioronda…


Added by Richie Cabo on August 22, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Chrystie House Do Not Let The Signs Stop You!

Hi everyone today I was given a tour of the Chrystie House and it is a real treasure. Thank You Yaun Lee for preserving a very special part of Wodenethe.It was really special to see the original plantings of H.W.Sargent.We are all lucky to have such a world renowned artist in our community

I am writing this at 3:22AM  because the horticulturist inside me was bothered by what I saw and can not sleep on it. What's up with the unfriendly neighbors,the anti naturalistic signage and…


Added by Richie Cabo on March 15, 2012 at 4:04am — 4 Comments

David Schuyler American History Proffessor at Franklyn Marshall College and Author Shows Support For The Sargent and Downing Gardens!




This is what David Schuyler had to say about our community Sargent and Downing Gardens & Nursery

September 21, 2011

   I confess that I have never met Richie Cabo, but we became frequent correspondents when he first became interested in the mid-Hudson Valley and discovered the legacy of Andrew Jackson Downing and Henry Winthrop Sargent.  He had read my biography of Downing, Apostle of…

Added by Richie Cabo on December 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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