Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tulip sighting!

On a garden walk this morning I had my first tulip sighting, just west of the Button Fountain on the south edge of the Peony Collection. Although there is color everywhere, the bright red tulip with its yellow center just jumped out at me. With the build-up of spring, it is exciting to see the tulips start to bloom...I can't wait to see what the next two weeks bring.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's getting to look a lot like spring!

The riding lawnmower is running full speed ahead, waterlilies have been divided and repotted and perennials have been cut back - all signs that the growing season is officially here! The Gardens are chock full of blooms from daffodils, hyacinth, pansies, lungwort, winter jasmine, winter honeysuckle, redbud trees, forsythia and lenten rose- and many other trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs are filling up with buds. After the dormancy of winter, everything is getting ready to put on a colorful show. This time of year, things change every day in the Gardens, so make plans to visit early and often. Remember that we still have Lunchtime Lectures and catered lunches on Wednesday afternoons and that admission is still just $3 every Thursday.

See you in the Gardens and happy spring!