Category : Horticulture

Bright Ones, Dull Ones

  Bright Ones, Dull Ones   So many colors In the garden, in fall More even than spring, I think   Fall is heaven, the harvest Is death, death is heaven Followed by winter, the cold, The white   White will blanket But before the blanket, The dance, The Fall, The explosion   Of yellow, orange, red, pink The flames, The blazing sunset Dramatic, glorious   Tempered By the quiet, steady evergreens Who do not mind Are not disturbed   […]

Bloom Report for May 11, 2018

The garden has exploded with springtime colors and will be absolutely stunning this weekend! This is one of our favorite times for a stroll through the garden. Come and enjoy the spring blooms. Admission is FREE for Moms on Mother’s Day! What’s blooming in the garden? Trees: Redbud, Crabapple, Dogwood Shrubs: Rosy Lights Azalea, Karen Azalea, Korean Spice Viburnum, Fothergilla Spring Ephemerals: White Trillium, Shooting Star  

Where are the Spring Flowers?

April (Snow) Showers Will Bring May Flowers Green. It’s the color all of us want to see now, right? Not white. So, how is all this snow going to impact our spring? Is it going to ruin our spring flowers? The good news is not one bit. We are still prepping for our 2018 season opening on Friday, April 27. The blooms will just be a bit later this year. About 4 weeks later than last year, according to the […]

Hummingbird Clearwing Moths

Each summer, when the hostas and wildflowers are in bloom, the Clearwing Hummingbird Moths (Hemaris thysbe) arrive to feast on the hundreds of flowers in the Gardens. At first glance, these large moths can easily be mistaken for hummingbirds. With a closer look, you can see that they are not birds at all, nor do they have the distinctive humming sound that comes from a hummingbird’s wings. The body of an adult Hemaris thysbe moth is spindle shaped, and is […]

Recent Scenes From the Gardens

We have several garden docents who enjoy photography as a hobby, and they generously offer to share them with us. It’s also a great way to stay current on what’s happening in the Gardens, which changes with every week. Frank Schmitt, one of our many talented docents, shared some recent images including the stewartia blossoms that have recently emerged.

Lovely Iris in Bloom

Look at the beautiful iris in bloom along the zig-zag bridge in the Pond Strolling Garden! Our various plants and trees grow and change all season, so each time our guests visit, they are greeted by something different in the Gardens.

Brief Garden Update

The lilacs are in full, fragrant bloom! They will greet you as you enter the Visitor Center. Also, due to some tree trimming going on in the Gardens today, some paths will be temporarily closed to visitors. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Rain Stayed Away

Thank you to everyone who attended the first Tuesday Evening in the Gardens event last night (5/27). It rained for less than 5 minutes right before showtime, and the storms held off until after the concert was over. Our policy is to go ahead with the concert if there is light rain. However, for the safety of our visitors and the gardens, we cannot continue with the performance if there is lightning or torrential downpours. In these cases, we will […]