Spring tapestry

Word from our Visitor’s Center is that visitation drops off in May. I can’t imagine why. We might not be promoting daffodils anymore but there is still so much going on here. More and more every day. This week, after the Wednesday volunteer group (The Rockettes) planted the sweet peas along the cutting garden fence, a few of us went down to the Rock Garden. I think it’s safe to say that it has never looked sweeter or more filled in and colorful. And there really wasn’t much for us to do but marvel at its display. I’d hate for anyone to not see it just as it is right now. Pictures don’t do it justice but since the internet prevents me from grabbing you all by the hand to pull you down there, they’ll have to suffice. And if you possibly can carve some time out of your weekend (Sunday is forecast to be the better day) by all means, come see it for yourself. And take a walk by the dove tree on your way. And as you leave, say hey to all the tiny tadpoles keeping warm on the pond rocks.

The Rock Garden highlights for me are an Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’ (second picture from the bottom) that has been steadily increasing since we planted it a couple of years ago but I don’t ever remember it blooming before. So pretty! And good old tiarella. Where has this plant (Tiarella ‘Elizabeth Oliver’) been all my life? Suddenly I’m totally in love. We planted these as plugs, also a couple of years ago, and they are really taking off now, each one as pretty as a picture.

What’s going on in your spring tapestry?

One thought on “Spring tapestry

  1. Very nice, interesting to see how RI is about a week/week and a half farther along than NW Connecticut. Some of our columbines have sent up their flower spikes, but they aren’t even near open yet. Is the ‘Sea Breeze’ the white, almost daisy-like flower?
    I love Tiarella, definitely an underused plant. I first encountered it in Montreal’s Botanical Garden, which has a beautiful carpet of the straight species Tiarella under some white birches, really elegant.

    Acair Fearann, Yes, the ‘Sea Breeze is the daisy-ish flower and in person it’s the palest of silvery-pinks. Really pretty. And you’re so right about the elegance of tiarella! -kris

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