Saturday, April 07, 2007

At Least It LOOKS Like Spring

Despite the light snow this morning, a hardy group of us Takoma Hort Club members still made the trek out to the Franciscan Monastery grounds for a self-guided bulb tour. I wrote about the annual tulip display there for our Daytrip in the current issue of Washington Gardener magazine. The article mostly concerns the history of the gardens and the efforts that go into the seasonal displays. They are now transitioning to a new landscape company to take care of the grounds, so I'd expect there will be some changes to the gardens.

I took 48 shots today and thought I'd share a few here. It was a bit chilly, but we are all dressed for it and the sun did make an appearance for a bit as well. You can visit the ground for yourself any time - just pick up the self-guided tour map from the visitor's center. You should visit at least three times a year -- once around Easter for the bulbs, again in June for the roses, then again in late summer
/early fall for the herbs and tropicals. And the price is
right: it is free and located just blocks from the Brookland/CUA metro stop.


Tracey said...

Thanks so much for the kind words about my blog! Let me know if you would ever like details on gardening/visiting Charlottesville for your magazine. LOTS of fun horticultural things a-happening down here!

WashingtonGardener said...

I sure will, Tracey.