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Native spring wildflowers

On Tuesday evenings I attend a class on native spring wildflowers of the Piedmont area. The class is run jointly by Longwood Gardens and Mt Cuba Centre. 197 more words

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Secret Tower

IMAG0009, a photo by regency728 on Flickr.

The Tower stood Guard,



Seeking the face of enemy and friend alike,

The first line of defense and the final battleground, 49 more words


The History of the Peirce-du Pont House at Longwood Gardens

I greet the visitors as they step into the House, and give them a brief summary of what they are seeing.  The House is also known as the Mansion, but Pierre du Pont’s tastes were simple, and “Mansion” seems pretentious for a home with such rustic charm.  1,389 more words

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Repotting bonsai

Recently I had a great opportunity to assist Steve Ittel, volunteer and bonsai class teacher at Longwood Gardens, to repot some of the specimen in the gardens’s collection. 209 more words


Early spring at Longwood and Winterthur

Spring came late this year. Its arrival was announced with snowdrops and which hazel. Winter aconites and Amur adonis joined soon after brightening the world with their yellow faces. 123 more words


Longwood Gardens, Part 2, Winter

The second time I visited Longwood Gardens happened to be on New Year’s Eve.  During the Christmas season, the whole place is decked out in decorations, Christmas trees, and fairy lights.  148 more words