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Horticultural hocus-pocus at Longwood Gardens


I went to Longwood Gardens just outside of Wilmington, DE, on a gray, rainy, and perfectly miserable day. But the weather is really irrelevant when you have 4.5 climate-controlled acres—some 20 separate gardens—under glass. In vast, soaring, greenhouses are flight after flight of horticultural legerdemain. Here’s some of what I saw.
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening
Limonium sinuatum, wavy-leaf sea lavender
Limonium sinuatum, wavy-leaf sea lavender
Dianthus caryophyllus "Blueboy," carnation
Dianthus caryophyllus "Blueboy," carnation
Espaliered peach trees, blueberries in flower
Espaliered peach trees, blueberries in flower
Lupines
Lupines
Anemone coronaria "Mona Lisa," poppy-flowered
Anemone coronaria "Mona Lisa," poppy-flowered
Cascading beds of nasturtiums
Cascading beds of nasturtiums
Mediterranean garden in full bloom
Mediterranean garden in full bloom
Euphorbia tirucalli, Kalanchoe daigremontiana
Euphorbia tirucalli, Kalanchoe daigremontiana
Strelitzia juncea; Echium candicans
Strelitzia juncea; Echium candicans
Veltheimia bracteata; Plectranthus
Veltheimia bracteata; Plectranthus

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  • Mary Law
    on Apr 15, 2014

    I went to Longwood Gardens years when on a trip to Philly. It was truly awesome!

  • Rosanne
    on Apr 15, 2014

    Thanks for the tour, it's even more beautiful than our Botanical Gardens in Atlanta! Today is "supposed" to be the last day of frost here but there are warnings not to plant for another week.

    • Douglas Hunt
      on Apr 16, 2014

      @Rosanne I spend a few very happy hours at your botanical garden last summer. I can't believe we're talking frost in Atlanta in the middle of April!

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