Formal Gardens

The Arrival of Summer

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Wow!  I have been so busy this last month I haven’t had time to write.  As spring rolled into summer, I found myself visiting a lot of different friends in a lot of different gardens.  The Japanese Garden has been beautiful as the iris and lotus create colorful splashes in the wonderfully serene garden.  The…

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On The Run

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WOW!  I’m sorry I’ve not been able to write lately, but I’ve been on the run for the last several weeks.  I thought with only two eagles in the garden (and now a smaller third), I wouldn’t have much worry about being spotted, but I didn’t count on the eagle eyes of this gardening staff. …

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At a Crossroads

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It has been cool and damp for four or five days now, but I have found the hottest spot in the garden.  I’m in a small planting bed on the east end of NATO bridge, at a very busy crossroads in the garden.  If I were a little taller, I could stand here like the…

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April Blooms

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Happy April Fools!  I thought about writing a nice blog about how Scott’s had come out with a new Weed N Feed product that killed everything but dandelions and how the green industry hailed this revolutionary new breakthrough, but instead I threatened the webmaster that I would stop writing blogs if he didn’t post my…

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Finding a Secret Garden

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I’ve been sitting here in the Fragrance Garden for a few days.  Raise your hand (or leaf) if you know where that is.  A lot of people don’t know, but it’s been fun watching them discover it.  For the last week and a half, the gardeners have been tearing up the walkway in the boat…

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Tropical Paradise?

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Yesterday, in the rain, I was able to sneak into the Tropical Display House with the help of some bamboo in the Japanese Garden.  They sure know how to sneak around.  When I got in here, I thought I was in paradise.  It is warm, but not too hot.  Humid, but not too wet. A…

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Keeping Up on the Resolutions

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Happy cold New Year!  It has been really cold for the last few days so I have been trying to stay in any sunny spot I can find.  So far I am sticking to my New Year’s resolutions – no one’s pulled me yet so a check for 6 resolutions kept.  To keep another resolution,…

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