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The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 20th

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The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 20th

• Clearing: Last season’s grasses and stalks are being removed to make way for the fresh green shoots and leaves already poking up. Volunteers are a key piece of the action around here, and this time of year they are swarming the grounds like an industrious army of ants, leaving neat, tidy beds in their wake! • Rehearsing: Staff set up wedding chairs in the Romantic Garden, to see what affect the Henry...

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Natural Egg Dyeing Class

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Natural Egg Dyeing Class

When I was a kid, the greatest thing in spring was when my mom picked up the Paas Easter Egg Kit at the grocery store. Those fizzy tablets allowed us to dye our eggs bright cartoon colors, and my brother and I were each allowed one dozen eggs to do with as we pleased. To this day, I can't smell vineger without getting nostalgic.

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Blooming at the Gardens, Week of March 13th

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Blooming at the Gardens, Week of March 13th

• Wrap your tongue around the lovely Pseuderanthemum reticulatum—well, not the plant itself, but that name! It means “netted false eranthemum”— the netting being the veined pattern on the golden and green leaves. Just now it sports delicate blossoms, white with a sprinkling of purple. See it on the right-hand side of the left-most path, just short of the top of the building. • Finally, take a peek at Pitcairnia corallina,...

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In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of March 6

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In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of March 6

• Textures: Dryland Mesa never ceases to amaze, with an astonishing array of form and color. • Favorite lunch spot this week: On a cool, sunny day, there is no better lunch spot then a bench on the Green Roof. Bask in the rays and enjoy the view. The Green Roof Garden is great looking this time of year, with its mix of xeric succulents, grasses, and spreading groundcovers. • Couples: A...

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