Monday, October 18, 2010

Until next year's show

We ripped out the annual border plants today, saving some Cannas, Dahlias and other bulb-like plants (Geophytes) that can be stored for next year, composting the rest. The ground is bare right now until next year's spring tulip show, when the border will come alive again under a new design by Caleb. And when the tulips fade, it will be time for next year's interns to help plant the annual border again, with the pretty showy flowers of summer like the Emilia coccinea (Tassel Flower, Flora's paintbrush) from Caleb's centennial annual display this year. You always know what time of year it is when you are in this area and it's never the same place twice.

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