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Trilium or Trillium Grandiflorum (left) and Bloodroot or Sanguinaria Canadensis, are both Spring Ephemerals native to the Eastern United States. Both the pictures above were taken last weekend at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Spring ephemerals are woodland wildflowers which appear in the early spring, quickly bloom, and then die back and go to seed every year. They are common in deciduous forests where they get a great deal of sunlight before the trees leaf out, and are then cloaked in shade during the summer.
May Apples or Podophyllum peltatum (left) and Primroses or Primulas often appear in forests (0 comments)
April 21 saw a burst of Earth Day activity in Rodney Square in Downtown Wilmington, Delaware. In honor of the occasion, a new button of the IN series was one of the take-homes for all who attended. I saw some familiar faces hosting displays, including the Delaware Center for Horticulture, and old friend Dee Durham and her daughter Lauren of Brandywine Sprouts with petitions to ban plastic bags in Delaware. The theme is BYOB (bring your own bag) Rodney Square was looking its Spring best and bustling with people on their lunch hours and school groups getting extra points for (4 comments)
A walk around the gardens at Winterthur Museum on Sunday found all kinds of flowers in bloom, from the magnolias and the hillside of bloodroot above, to the lawn strewn with cherry blossom petals and the flowering quince below.
Every year when I stroll around the grounds, I say to myself how great it would be to have flowering quince or spirea in my yard. But then I sit down and look around at the wonderful vistas at Winterthur and think how lucky I am to have all the work done by professionals and always ready for my visit (4 comments)
The City of Wilmington will hold an Earth Day Celebration on Thursday, April 21 at Rodney Square in Downtown Wilmington from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year's event is co-sponsored by the Delaware Department of Transportation and supported by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Approximately 30 exhibitors will be on hand to offer expert advice to help make city homes, gardens and yards more environmentally friendly. The City of Wilmington will distribute copies of a Workbook for Households which helps residents determine the "greenness" of their homes and (0 comments)
The Delaware Center for Horticulture sponsored a trip this past week to Susquehanna State Park for a wildflower hike, led by veteran hiker Brenda Tunis. We walked about 4 miles along the Susquehanna River near the Conowingo Dam, about an hour from Wilmington, Delaware. What did we see? Well, the first photo is of the bluebells, which completely carpeted areas of the forest. The delicate beauty in the next picture is the yellow trout lily, which is a little harder to spot.
Then you can see the tiny Dutchman's Breeches, which look like a white pair of (4 comments)
Starting out as a 1 story hotel, The Indian Queen, in 1789, Wilmington's Queen Theater grew to 3 stories in 1847, then became the 5 story Clayton House hotel in 1871. In 1916 it was transformed into a movie theater with seating for 2000. For years, I remember passing by the back of this vacant building (which showed its last film in 1959) and seeing the outline of the stairways to the various levels on the brick exterior and wondering what it was like inside. Several years ago, a historic tour of the dilapidated interior proved it to be a scary place. (3 comments)
Home Buyers Are Blooming--It's Spring! - 04/13/11 05:00 PM
It must be something in the air, but the phones have started to ring and there seems to be a buzz about wanting to buy a house. As I answer the phone and find both new buyers and sellers who seem anxious to get something moving, it almost seems like a hint of the old days. Or maybe it's just the hint of lavender sprouting on old wood, or the tulip poplars in full glory, daring a late frost to strike them down. My clematis is just starting to turn green, and I to have a hope that it will bloom (3 comments)
It's Spring at the Ruston House and Mill, a historic 1790 property for sale in rural West Grove, Pennsylvania. This house and mill are situated on a 4 acre lot, bordering on the south of the mill the Big Elk Creek. Once known as The Buttonwoods, this home and mill were the center of a community called Elkview when it was the home of Rev. T. R. McDowell. He bought the home in the 1890's, and ran the mill up to 1928. Mill stones and pulleys and many other parts are still in the mill, although the mill wheel is long (0 comments)
Last night was opening night for a new exhibit at the Delaware Historical Society, "Steppin' Out Under The Stars," Inspired by the opening today of the World Cafe Live at the Queen, next door to the DHS, the exhibit gathered bits and pieces of the glittery high life that once existed in the days of jazz clubs, social events, and high style fashion shops in the City. A live jazz trio and 1929 Rolls Royce Silver Phantom added to the atmosphere.
New DHS CEO Scott Loehr and his wife were introduced to the crowd by Anne (0 comments)
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