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Foxgloves in Bloom

Digitalis purpurea 'Giant Shirley' is really kicking in to bloom in the Herb Garden.    Our seasonal bed at the west entrance to the formal area is almost in full bloom. Foxgloves rule! Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Friday, April 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Big Weekend from Jim Duncan

The weather projects to be perfect this weekend and Good Friday will be a great day to walk in the garden.  We are anticpating a really high visitor count but our 96 acres can hold a lot of people without being crowded.   Some early blooming Iris dot this show garden with color and give us a hint of the beauty to come.  Our new Herb Garden is beginning to fill out in this first Spring since opening.  Saturday is our annual Egg Hunt that begins at 1:00 PM.  The... Read More
Posted by Jim Duncan at Thursday, April 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Squirrel Aid or Lemonade?

The screeching of nails on metal is what got me.  For over a week there had been stories of a squirrel living above our Lemonade Stand in the Guest House.  There were some initial signs of it.  Of course the leaves littering the floor of the kitchen could be explained by many things when it comes to our Education Department…a new leaf craft for Caterpillar Club…a compost activity over Spring Break Camp.  Next came the reports of little bright eyes peering through the... Read More
Posted by Mary Helen Butler at Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Monday From Jim Duncan

We had a big weekend with thousands of visitors taking advantage of the weather, the beauty of the grounds, and the envoromental activities in My Big Backyard.   The Garden is always a special place but this time of year, it becomes even more special.  The morning hours between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m are especially nice for walking around the 96 acres.  The air is fresh, the weather is cool and pleasant, and the garden takes on a unique appeal at this time of day.  I predict that if you ever visit... Read More
Posted by Jim Duncan at Monday, April 2, 2012 | 0 comments


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