Minor triumphs: Muscari azureum season

Minor triumphs: Muscari azureum season

March 12, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Muscari azureum It is prolific, but please don't summon the invasive police! In this case, one can never seem to have enough of this good thing. It sprinkles my borders, my rock garden, it seems to pop up somewhere new every year. Of course, I have been known to gather its seeds in May and scatter...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: March 11th

This Week at the Gardens: March 11th

March 11, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Head down to the Gates Montane Garden. With the water features turned off for their annual spring cleaning, the birdsong is the main sound you hear, and they are busy just now! Find a bench by the pond, where you can watch them bathe and find food. See how many you can identify. Let’s see: he and...Read more
Mordecai Children's Garden Open This Weekend!

Mordecai Children's Garden Open This Weekend!

March 4, 2011 | Melissa Gula
Hello Friends! What a wonderful winter I had snuggled up in the Mordecai Children’s Garden waiting for the first signs of spring. I knew it was time to come out of hibernation when I felt the warm sunshine and saw little flowers popping up by Pipsqueak Pond! I am excited that my friends will be...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: March 5th

This Week at the Gardens: March 5th

March 4, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
This garden, which includes more species of plants than any of our other areas, is beginning to come alive. A few of the tiny jewels to be seen this week include Cyclamen alpinum, just east of the Cactus House, and Erica carnea ‘Snow Queen’, a tiny-flowered white heath. Numerous microclimates,...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: February 25th

This Week at the Gardens: February 25th

February 25, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
And even MORE early blossoms...

And even MORE early blossoms...

February 18, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Iris reticulata 'Clairette' I have a bank at home studded with a dozen or so of these blooming right now, and I see them poking up here and there all over the Gardens. You know the problem with America? How come there are medical marijuana outlets popping up every ten feet and still not enough...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: February 18th

This Week at the Gardens: February 18th

February 17, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
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.Read more
Adonis! Reborn....

Adonis! Reborn....

February 15, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
This Week at the Gardens: February 4th

This Week at the Gardens: February 4th

February 4, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
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...Read more
Who are you??? The search for a plant's true identity

Who are you??? The search for a plant's true identity

January 25, 2011 | Cindy Newlander
Sometimes we have plants growing in our garden collections that aren't quite who we thought they were. Usually when we receive a new accession into the living collections, we have information of what the name of the plant is, where it came from (nursery or collection site in nature) and if it is a...Read more

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