delaware gardens: My Garden is Sending Out Heat Waves of Color - 05/21/19 04:36 PM

Looking out of my kitchen window this morning, I was pleased to see my new Vivienne Clematis has bloomed. I love the large purple flowers, especially since my other Clematis turned out to have tiny purple blooms.
My hot red/orange poppies needed some brassy neighbors, and I think Vivienne is going to give them a run for their money.  Not that the bluestars don't think they are the most glorious flowers in the garden! They keep spreading their wings  and crowding out other plants every year, probably looking for global domination.

delaware gardens: The case of the marching bugs - 10/17/17 02:26 PM
I noticed recently that the crop of milkweed bugs which were hatching on my Asclepias had suddenly decided to put on a show. They marched off the milkweed pods en masse to the scrolling metal trim at the top of a stake which was supposed to keep the plant from drooping.
OK, I get that. A much more artistic location. But from a bug's eye view? Not sure about that, but they must have felt the spirit to march off in that direction. I wonder if they heard music leading them on?  Was it Claude Debussy's Deux Arabesques?
I may never know. … (3 comments)

delaware gardens: Easter at Winterthur Gardens - 04/20/14 07:27 AM

Easter 2014 at Winterthur Museum and Gardens looked quite different from a few years back. I checked my picture files, and 4 years ago the azaleas and rhododendrum were in full bloom on April 4. The one thing I see in common is that the white trilliums were in full bloom at the beginnings of the month, as they are now. And the deep purple ones seem to be waiting for better weather. It was around 50 degrees this morning, with a wind about 20 mph, so you can see the problem!  The bluebells were in their glory, after waiting … (2 comments)

delaware gardens: Horticulture Center to Discuss Secret Lives of Trees - 02/04/13 12:32 AM
This should be a good talk--Discover the Extraordinary Secret Lives of Everyday Trees, with Nancy Ross Hugo. The talk will be at the Delaware Center for Horticulture in Trolley Square at 1810 N. Dupont Street in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday, February 6, from 7-8 PM. 
The talk is the first in the Series of four winter lectures sponsored by the Delaware Grounds Management Association. The first talk is sponsored by Kerns Brothers Tree Service (who did a great job trimming my trees this fall, and gave me the DCH members' discount).  A complete schedule of talks and other activities is available.
Nancy … (0 comments)

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