Trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennet Squ, PA

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    I recently retired, and to celebrate my husband and I went on a garden tour to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

    It is early to mid spring here now. Here are some photos: IMG_20190427_130633.jpg
    Red bud with yellow foliage against blue sky
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    I have bamboo growing at home. I might try this fencing system.
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    What do you think of that use of bamboo?
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    Wall of greenery...?? over 100 feet long with bathrooms between.
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    Beautiful stately trees
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    Alley of snapdragons & daffodils .

    There was lots & lots more but I was too busy ogling to take more photos!!

    BTW, the guy in the blue fleece in the 3rd picture is my husband. Cute, isn't he?
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Well your photographs went a long way to cheering me up that's for sure. :) We're having hail and heavy rain here so it's good to see spring in Pennsylvania with all those beautiful flowers, plants and trees. I really like the way the bamboo has been used - very decorative - it's given me a few ideas.
     
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    wow! they are so far ahead of us here and I live within an hour of the western border of PA. I love the wall of green and the bamboo... well it looks like a pumpkin. not sure if I like it or not. maybe they will have a vining plant growing up the bamboo at some point? the place looks fantastic from what we can see. thanks for sharing.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Super foto's of a beautiful garden. I know this place and always find looking at pictures taken so interesting to see. You had a good trip there, didn't you. The tulips looked especially nice, didn't they.
    You shall have to return at other times of the year...like July for instance.
     
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  6. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    I have always enjoyed going to our botanical gardens in Green Bay, Wi. they are gorgeous...

    your photos are gorgeous and the man in the blue is a keeper...(we don't want him to get a big head now with all of the ladies admiring him) I miss having tulips here but we have too many little critters and deer and I think I would be fighting a never ending battle. Something has been nibbling on my daylilies at night ...they are almost finished blooming in about a week or two so I won't worry about it this year...
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Is that the garden with the giant lillypads from southeast Asia? They have inky black water in full sunlight with no algae. They have a non-toxic dye that makes the water black but does not effect the plants. Fantastic garden. Exciting flowers and exotic plants. Thank you for the pictures.

    Jerry
     

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