Rock Gardens

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Jenny
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Rock Gardens

Post by Jenny » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:31 pm

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/

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Re: Rock Gardens

Post by Don » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:54 am

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...
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Re: Rock Gardens

Post by James Parton » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:49 am

Jenny,

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

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Re: Rock Gardens

Post by Jenny » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:17 am

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.

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Re: Rock Gardens

Post by Jenny » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:07 pm

TRying to embed a video.....

http://vimeo.com/10306228
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Re: Rock Gardens

Post by Larry Tucei » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:41 pm

Jenny, James, That is a good photo. The purple flower looks like Iris. Larry

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Re: Rock Gardens

Post by Beth » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:21 am

Ok, the deep purple flowers are a type of crocus and the light purple appear to be Sweet William.

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Re: Rock Gardens

Post by Beth » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:30 am

In the same picture as the Sweet William is another crocus, this time white.
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