Perennials

Scary Times in the Garden

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Halloween is less than a week away and quite a few plants are ready.  Let’s go on a whirlwind tour of the Garden and finds some scary plants. First there are the plants that have creepy names – or at least evoke a creepy feeling.Spiderwort – This spring bloomer has pretty little flowers and long…

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Making Sense of this Garden

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After a few days, the spider lilies started to creep me out, so I left the Japanese Garden in search of a new place.  I ended up in the Sensory Garden in front of the education building.  This is a good spot for people watching – most folks walk by this garden on the way…

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Arachnophilia

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Today I am hiding out with some friends right behind the guide hut at the bottom of the Japanese Garden.  The red spider lilies are standing on the edge of the road, screaming to be seen while I sit quietly behind them.  This is their time for some attention, so I will let them have…

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Labor of Love

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Today is Labor Day.  It is a great day – the gardeners are off.  That means a little deserved peace and quiet for me. I can relax here on Discovery Peak in the Children’s Garden, where I came to celebrate WOW’s 3rd anniversary.  It was busy yesterday and Saturday, but today I get to enjoy…

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Pretties in Pink

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With all the rain this week, I floated down the Garden path to the Matson Garden.  From here I have a good view of the Tropical Garden across the canal.  The Matson Garden is a nice garden with a good mix of plants.  It is also kind of quiet with the exception of one eaglet…

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A Drinking Problem

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I don’t really have a drinking problem.  I just have a water problem.  With over 5 inches of rain in the last week, there has been a lot of water coming down in the Garden.  As usual, when it first started falling I got all excited and started drinking as much as I could.  But…

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The Perfect Spot

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Shiny coneflower I have spent the last couple of months hiding in the perfect spot.  When things are going so well, you don’t want to jinx it so I’ve kept my mouth shut and not written a blog.  Besides, when I am in paradise, writing is the last thing on my mind. Of course of…

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Dandy . . . The Beginning

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(Editor’s Note: This is a reposting of Dandy’s first blog, when he introduced himself.  It germinated in September 2007, but was accidently pruned from the archives when the new Web site was launched.) Hello.  My name is Danforth Lion.  Most people just call me Dandy.  I live here in Norfolk Botanical Garden because it is…

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Stand Up For The Little Guys

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I don’t know if today’s April shower will bring May flowers, but the April flowers are certainly here.  The Garden is exploding with color everywhere.  On nice days, like this past weekend, lots of people have decided to come enjoy the floral show.   As you may know, I’ve been in the arboretum.  In the…

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