We had another grey day with plenty of rain and drizzle.  Our pond level is quite high and I’m hoping it doesn’t come up too much more as we’re seeing the start of flooding on our lowest paths in the Japanese and alpine gardens.  April showers are certainly welcome however, and plenty of plants, Read More

Today was dark and drizzling for the most part.  What a perfect day to share some early spring color by featuring these striped squill (Puschkinia libanotica)  images.  I could have taken these photos today as the striped squill out in the gardens are at peak right now.  Also called Lebanon squill, this small, fall-planted, Read More

Post by Guest Blogger Dale Sievert There is often a silver lining surrounding a dark cloud.  There were lots of clouds in Spring 2008, of course, made of water, and a lot of that fell on Rotary Gardens.  So much that it flooded parts of the Japanese garden, including the moss gardens on either side, Read More

Despite spring starting two weeks ago on the calendar, the first Monday of April is truly our full scale “spring” back in to gardening with all the grounds staff back to their regular schedules and many volunteers returning.  The gardens are still awakening with more color every day and recent rains (more to come, Read More