Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Learning Garden blooms March 2009

In York County the Master Gardeners have a Learning Garden and Arboretum. It is approximately 7 acres in size and was started in 1994. Over the years we have added, maintained, nurtured, and shared this garden with any and all who would like to see it. The plant material varies from Magnolias to Zelkovas in the Arboretum to Pulmonaria in the Shade Garden. We have almost more azaleas than you could count. There are Rhododendrons and Camellias and various shrubs in the Rhododendron area. Recently added are some trellises that support various Clematis, native honeysuckle, roses, and other vines. There is a Rock Garden showcasing some of the drought tolerant plants. A true center of activity is the Wildlife Garden area... many natives that attract a host of butterflies, bees, and birds. There is a Color Corner that is very colorful. To see a more complete list of garden areas and plants that we have in our garden check out the Learning Garden section of the York Cooperative Extension web site.
This collage is just from this past Thursday.




During the months of May through October we offer tours the second Thursday of the month at 10 AM. The garden is open year round and free to the public. If you want to visit, there are plant lists in mailboxes throughout the garden and many plants are labeled. As in your garden, the Learning Garden is always changing, blooming, growing. If you are in the Tidewater area, come and visit.

15 comments:

  1. If I ever come back this way you can bet I will visit. Wonderful collage! I have been to the Tidewater before, many times, but all before blogging (BB). Oh how I wish I knew of it then. You live in such a wonderful area!

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  2. Your flowers are looking fantastic! You did a good job with your collage too.

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  3. Don't you love the fragrance of a star magnolia! A really lovely collage of your blooms! gail

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  4. Tina, Yes, there is a lot here in Tidewater... Teeming with History, water activities and wildlife galore. If you ever come up this way let me know!
    Raingardener, The flowers are grand aren't they? I really can't take credit for them-- other than the photo. I am happier with this collage than the first one. Will get better with time.
    Gail, I really like Star Magnolias. They are so wonderful in the landscape. I look forward to doing more collages of the LG blooms. It is a very full garden.

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  5. What a wonderful garden! The collage is great.

    Cameron

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  6. Beautiful flowers and the collage is wonderful!

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  7. I am not sure, but I think I may sold Diane S. a couple of the plants in this garden. I'll have to get over there to see.

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  8. KZK- thanks ma'm.
    Cameron- I am taken back every spring with the amount of blooms that are in the LG.
    Robin-Thanks for the collage info to begin with!
    Les- Yes I believe you did. We (the people who work the trees and shrubs section that is) have been doing an inventory of trees and shrubs and your name came up in reference to where one of the trees had been acquired.
    fyi- never try to answer comments without a little coffee first!

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  9. It will definitely be on my must visit list this year Janet. Thanks for sharing your beautiful collage of blooms from the Learning Garden!

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  10. Racquel --I would love for you to come over and visit the Learning Garden. If you let me know when you are coming I can take you through.

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  11. Fantastic collage! I love Star Magnolia. She's the first to bloom in our area of NC. The Learning Garden sounds like a worthy project and I hope it gets tons of traffic. Who knows--I might show up one day.

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  12. Anna, the more I see Star Magnolias the more I really like them. The Learning Garden is a great place. What fun if you 'show up one day'!!

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  13. Hi Janet, what a wonderful resource for the public and place for gardeners to help and congregate. I would volunteer there often. The plant lists are so helpful too. It all looks delightful, the magnolias must be fantastic.
    Frances

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  14. Hi Frances, we are trying to do more to get the public to visit. The scheduled tours help. I also think having photos on the county website showing the current blooms is a way to entice folks to visit. Our plant lists are constantly getting updated. It is Magnolia time isn't it?

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