CAN ANYBODY RECOMMEND A LAWNCARE EXPERT? That was my first thought after 650 sets of feet marched on the garden Saturday, in my final Garden Conservancy Open Day of the 2013 visiting season. I say “marched on the garden,” because from an hour before official opening time, that’s what it looked like: a march. My second thought, though: What a great day! A recap, in photos.
august open day slideshow
2 Ways to Watch: 1, Watch right in the player frame by clicking each thumbnail (or the arrows that appear if you hover your cursor on a photo’s sides). Or: 2, Simply click the large photo and the show plays slightly larger on your darkened screen (using keyboard arrows or the ones on the photos’ sides to advance). A tip: Occasional vertical images don’t render well in #1; all images will be biggest in #2. Links below the thumbnails offer more information about some key plants shown. Enjoy!
more about plants and creatures in the slideshow
- Rex begonia vine
- Why I’m leaving some uphill spots unmown
- The giant banana canna, Canna ‘Musafolia’
- Seasonal troughs: instant water gardens
- Dragonflies 101
- Cardinal climber, a hummingbird favorite vine