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Docent days 10: a shrubbery

May 5, 2009

Herb garden, 8:50 a.m., Cinco de Mayo 2009

Herb garden, 8:50 a.m., Cinco de Mayo 2009

Today we met walked through the Zucker Shrub Collection, which houses just about any cultivated shrub suited to this environment, and the Treman Woodland Walk, an idealized streamside garden, and finished in the Plant Production Facility, which, if lingered in too long, might undo altogether the romance & fairy dust from the previous two experiences.
variegated Syringa anyone?

variegated Syringa anyone?

you have entered the Spirea Sea

you have entered the Spirea Sea

There is plenty of spirea and false spirea of all sizes, some of it so unruly it must remain caged.

Euonymus underplanted with small Clethra and Trachystemon

Definitely a place for contemplation.

Dogwoods are blooming at last.

Primulas colonize the bank at the Treman Woodland Walk.

Fern-leafed Corydalis Cheilanthifolia

Darmera peltata flowers emerge

Trillium erectum, the Wake-robin

Bergenia ‘Evening Glow,’ also known as “Pigsqueak,” with red Epimedium grandiflorum and blue Brunnera marcophylla behind

The Woodland Walk with plenty of form and the promise of color to come.

Yes, a very good spot for contemplation and losing one’s spectacles.

The lath house is bigger than most city blocks.

Nursery beds

Inside the Plant Production Facility, it seems like a state-of-the-art greenhouse dream come true until they start talking again and again about “plant material,” and then it begins to take on the air of a factory, which it is.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2009 10:45 am

    So close yet so far away. Someday I’ll just have to take off and see the site for myself. Until that time I’ll enjoy your great photos. So now that you got me a shrubbery – where’s my Herring?

    – so unruly it must remain caged.
    – dandelion offering with the lost glasses.

  2. May 7, 2009 4:39 pm

    looks like things are greening up over there…!
    how right you were – all those lovely plants and their multi-colored tags are quite a sight…!

    “plants – life, not material” – lpy

  3. May 7, 2009 5:06 pm

    The Plantations are beginning to come alive and are looking green and beautiful. We saw the Treman Woodland Walk in Spring ’07 when the primroses and Brunnera were blooming. It’s a wonderfully peaceful place, and so beautiful.
    How I’d love some of that ‘plant material’! I can see quite a few beauties that are rather hard to come by.
    Lucky you to have met Kathy Purdy, and your wildflower photos are absolutely gorgeous…as are all your photos.
    Happy spring! Isn’t it wonderful? :)

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