I’m a person who enjoys talking about plants anytime, but sometimes I do it officially. Last weekend I spoke about Sustainable Roses at the little e. I was able to explain that you could grow roses without poisons and fungicides. Hybridizers have created many rugosas that are just naturally sustainable. Texas A&M declared a whole group of roses to be sustainable and calls them Earth Kind. Look for that label when you go rose shopping. I’ll be writing more about sustainable roses as the season progresses. If you can’t wait check out the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. This is possibly the largest nearly organic rose garden in the country.
This Sunday, May 4th I will be attending the Art in Bloom exhibit at the Fitchburg Art Museum to talk about our famous Bridge of Flowers. I am looking forward to showing off the Bridge plantings through the season and inviting everyone to visit – maybe even come on the morning of Saturday, May 17 to buy a plant, a souvenir of their visit, at The Bridge of Flowers Annual Plant Sale. There will be literally thousands of plants – perennials and annuals and wildflowers – as well as a delightful array of tools, and garden related art and books. Sale opens promptly at 9 am. I hope to see you there.
These unusual tulips are blooming right now on the Bridge of Flowers. I love talking about plants, here, there, and anywhere.