The first crocus in my home garden has bloomed faithfully on February 22nd every year since it was planted, and, as far as I’m concerned, that signals spring as surely as the opening pitch of the season.
Tracks are everywhere: dashing across the Perennial Walk and into the Romantic Garden, darting up and over the Birds and Bees path, running circles around Sacred Earth, tripping across Woodland Mosaic, and creating superhighways through the Japanese Garden. This week I caught a glimpse of a fox, but these animals are shy, and for the most part, tracks are all you’ll see.
And speaking of elusive animals, I just finished reading...
Think back…way, way back to when the sun shone, the weather was balmy, and flowers were in bloom. That’s right, I’m talking about last weekend.
witch hazel (Hamamelis),
Never fear, the blooms will peek out once again as soon as the snow melts, but in the meantime, a peaceful walk through the Gardens offers rewards no matter what the weather throws at us.
Look Out For:
Angie showed off the new Sensory Garden, though it was finished so late in 2010 that it is not fully planted yet. You can find it on the east side of the Education Building. It boasts numerous features designed with the disabled in mind.
• Wide paths for easy access.
• A green wall with plants at all heights.
• Adjustable planting troughs.
• A water feature burbling out of a stone—perfect to be touched and...