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Enamored with Erythronium by Noah Oldham

Erythronium also called fawn lily, trout lily or dogtooth lily, are undoubtedly some of the most elegant plants anywhere.  They have the same nodding grace inherent in all lilies but in addition, they have a demure, quiet beauty that’s hard to miss.  The foliage is mottled and simple, with just enough of a pattern for [...]

2019-04-20T10:37:56+00:00April 20th, 2019|

Corylopsis or Winter Hazels by Noah Oldham

Corylopsis (winter Hazel) is a bewitching plant.  It’s closely related to the witch hazel (Hamamelidacaea) family which for me is all the endorsement I needed.  When I discovered that there were really only 6 species of witch hazel total I was pretty disappointed.  I wanted to fill my garden with them and perfume the whole [...]

2019-03-26T20:19:55+00:00March 26th, 2019|

Introductions and New Enthusiasm

Late last fall we were approached by Noah Oldham, a dedicated visitor and repeat customer here at the garden. He wanted to be more involved and provide support to our efforts and offered to write a few blog posts. What started as a way to use writing about the garden and its plants to learn [...]

2019-02-22T11:32:05+00:00February 22nd, 2019|