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March 25, 2009

Waterlily Season Has Begun!

The start of another waterlily season brings with it great anticipation as we began this week to uncover the pools. But is this ritual of uncovering the pools really the start of another season?  No!  Several activities have already started to take  place behind-the-scenes in preparation for the opening of the display.
March 18, 2009

Purr-fect Partners

Today was the annual health check-up day for the cats at Longwood. Eleven cats patrol Longwood Gardens, from the Nursery to the DuPont house. Each cat has an assigned area of the garden and a human caretaker. The responsibilities these felines take on are varied. Their primary job is on the Rodent Control Task Force, but they also work as greeters, work supervisors and highly skilled catmint pruners. They work in exchange for food, shelter and a health care plan...
March 13, 2009

A View of South Africa at Longwood

It's still officially winter according to the calendar, but the indoor gardens are bursting from the seams with springtime color! My personal favorite is the Mediterranean Garden with its carpet of winter bulbs...