Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland is a trained Architectural Historian and a Board Member of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network and Friends of the Furness Railroad District as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware and Chester County Historical Societies.,..
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Today was the Presidential Primary in Delaware. I was going to vote absentee, but they sent the ballot so long ago, that it got misplaced. So I had to go down to Brandywine H.S. and place a vote in person. I was impressed at the number of both volunteers and citizen voters. 3 cheers for all of y...
Today was a big day for members of Winterthur Museum and Gardens. A friend and I took advantage of a new reservation system and printed out passes to put on the windshield of our car.We had the 10 a.m. to noon slot this morning. It had been a couple of months since I had been to Winterthur, but h...
It's always nice to see how the gardeners are doing at the plots in Bellevue State Park, and yesterday was a particularly nice day to walk through the woods and meadows on the way to see how these "worker bees" are doing. In the woods, I found this overturned tree displaying what is probably the...
Between my plant buying at garden centers and a masks for plants trade with a horticulturally inclined friend, I have been busy putting in new plants and potting others. Luckily, they all seem to be getting along with each other and the current garden occupants. (clockwise starting from top left...
In my Mother's Day story on ROCKS, I mentioned the Delaware Art Museum's Copeland Sculpture Garden. Today I would like to show you some of the works of art found there. One of the most popular pieces is Tom Otterness' Crying Giant, a 13' bronze construction. My favorite viewing point for this wor...
Being that Sunday was Mother's Day, I thought the parks and gardens in Wilmington would be full of people, which turned out to be untrue for 2 out of 3 that I visited. The one thing they all had in common was ROCKS. And also, 2 out of 3 also had flowers. Gibraltar gardens had Bluebells in bloom,...
A carefully planned trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Amish country for plants at Groff's Plant Farm took me back in time today. We had to get reservations for the plant farm as they were monitoring how many people were wandering around the greenhouses (I counted 8 greenhouses separat...
Today is overcast with occasional drizzles.So let's see what is blooming in the garden. Hmmm. I'm seeing a dark undercurrent here.IrisTulipsLilacsCherry laurel
The Goodstay Gardens are one of Wilmington's lesser known public gardens, located on the University of Delaware Wilmington Campus. Ellen du Pont and her husband, Robert Wheelwright (who was a landscape architect) restored the mid 17th century property in the early 1920s. The garden was original...
After lunch today seemed a good time to do a few garden chores, so I took my seed packets, garden gloves, and trowel into the patio. Let me recount the damages:1. A squirrel had gone crazy in a flower pot on my table and scattered the just starting to grow tiny flowers all over the place.2. While...