I went to the Gardens this morning specifically to photograph one of the geese who was sitting on her eggs. I thought it would be a poignant photo on Mother’s day. Alas the eggs were gone and I had missed my photo op.
Seeing as Flora and Diana are both female, the eggs were sterile. That doesn’t stop them from brooding over the eggs . They are hardwired to be maternal. It’s nature’s way of ensuring the continuation of the species no matter how bad the odds are.
The pink Magnolia stellata have blossomed a week behind the white variety. I see this pattern with other species. I wonder if it is always the case?
Some of the jobs done by the gardeners have nothing to do with growing plants. Glen is re-doing the stone border around the Soldiers fountain. Back breaking work. I bet you he’s wishing he could go back to the greenhouse and make a flower arrangement… then again maybe not. It’s a beautiful, sunny 21 degrees (clearly not taken on Sunday).
Tossing your money away.
Some people think it makes theirs wishes come true but the reality is different. Someone has to collect them and clean up all those tossed coins. And I don’t mean the kids I saw climbing the upper bowl of one of the fountains to pocket some spending money. The return on this investment is a liability.
If you want to make a wish come true….
Toss it here and watch your contribution blossom into something beautiful.
A week has made a huge difference at the Gardens. The Pieris japonica are fading but the Tulips, Daffodils, Fritillaries, and Hyacinths merrily spread their brilliant color throughout. There is also a bright green fuzz on many of the trees.
As it is Mother’s Day I am taking a break and making this a short one.
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