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The Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens, September 2013

The Italian Water garden at Longwood Gardens was designed by Pierre S. du Pont to resemble a garden at the Villa Gamberaia, which the du Ponts had seen while traveling in Italy.

J. Thomas Ross

Floral Friday Foto: Bleeding Heart

With the week I have had it seemed only appropriate to end it with a Bleeding Heart.
Yes, woe is me; pity party over, sorry you missed it. 20 more words

Weekly Photo Challenges

Longwood Gardens Insider Tour: Italian Water Garden

Pierre S. du Pont is considered, by many, to be one of America’ first entrepreneurs.  The former president of DuPont and former president and chairman of General Motors, however, left his life’s legacy close to his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.   249 more words

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Floral Friday Foto: Big Leaf Hydrangea

This is but one of several the Big Leaf Hydrangea plants that were in a corridor that connected one flowered room to another at Longwood Gardens. 107 more words

Weekly Photo Challenges

Trimming, topiary and Charlie

The topiary trim at Longwood Gardens starts in the week after the Independence Day and last for about 3 weeks. In this time the outdoor team trims over 50 topiary pieces and endless yew hedges. 230 more words

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the conservatory at longwood gardens

last week i visited Longwood gardens just outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  i have never experienced a garden that was nearly 1000 acres.  this magnificent estate and gardens belonged to Pierre DuPont and his family, and was created over a period of nearly 50 years. 139 more words