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Rock Gardens

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:31 pm
by Jenny
Hoping to photographically document the NYBG Rock Garden through the Spring and into Summer as the vegetation changes.

We've been doing tons of cleaning up getting it ready for opening to the public the first week-end in April.

Here's a link to some of the photos I took today. 10 days ago it was covered in snow!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45366790@N ... 523763119/

Jenny

Re: Rock Gardens

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:54 am
by Don
Jenny-
Very nice!!! But not fair! We've still got two foot of snow on the ground, with nighttime temps around 0 this last week...

Re: Rock Gardens

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:49 am
by James Parton
Jenny,

What kind of purple flowers? My guess is crocus. I have always loved these. I have seen them bloom poking through the snow.

James

Re: Rock Gardens

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:17 am
by Jenny
James,

I did not do a good job recording the names of the flower species! The purple flowers in the close-up are not crocus, though. I will be better at making sure to put the species names in the photo captions. I sometimes give up when it comes to the rock garden flowers because there are hundreds, maybe more.

There WERE a lot of crocus though. I destroyed some when I was raking leaves and ended up hand picking leaves from around any flower. Fun stuff...

Tried to upload a pic of some crocus, but the program keeps saying the file is invalid. Grrrr.

Jenny

Re: Rock Gardens

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:07 pm
by Jenny
TRying to embed a video.....

http://vimeo.com/10306228

Re: Rock Gardens

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:41 pm
by Larry Tucei
Jenny, James, That is a good photo. The purple flower looks like Iris. Larry

Re: Rock Gardens

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:21 am
by Beth
Ok, the deep purple flowers are a type of crocus and the light purple appear to be Sweet William.

Beth

P.S. Holy Cow! this Master Naturalist thing is paying off.

Re: Rock Gardens

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:30 am
by Beth
In the same picture as the Sweet William is another crocus, this time white.
Beth