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Waterlily Season Has Begun!

March 25, 2009
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.

Purr-fect Partners

March 18, 2009
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...

A View of South Africa at Longwood

March 13, 2009
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...