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Climate Change and Our Trees
Trees are an exceptionally important part of Longwood Gardens’ heritage and our future … they are nothing less than the backbone of our Gardens. When considering our tree management efforts in the context of climate change modeling, we not only consider the future, but also the present.
Inspiring a Love of Nature
Longwood Fellow Barbara Wheeler reflects on an educational journey that has spanned the globe.
Tremendous Tillandsia: How to Care for These Gems
From textural Tillandsia xerographica perched above the waterfall in our Cascade Garden, to tiny Tillandsia tectorum and Tillandsia ionatha tucked into wire and cup ornaments in our Silver Garden, Tillandsia are definitely having a Christmas moment.
With its carefully thought-out design, the tunnel provides an immersive experience, encircling those who explore it in an expanse of 7,000 gold and warm white lights.
Health and the Garden: Fellows Leadership Salon
The public garden community readily encourages their communities to engage with plants and the green spaces around them … the desire for this engagement is ever-present in our work.
Shapes that Speak Volumes
For this year’s Christmas display, we drew inspiration from the unique figures found in nature to the iconic contours for which Longwood is known.
A Tale of Three Ribbons
The sheer size of these three wooden ribbons—totaling no less than 350 total feet and made up of 50 individual ribbon modules all joined together—is meant to play up a spirit of fun and imagination and engage the viewer in a sense of wonderment.
Farewell to a Beloved Beech
Measuring about 90 feet in height, this particular copper beech is among those ordered in either 1928 or 1933 by Longwood founder Pierre S. du Pont, as well as one of Longwood’s champion trees.
Pining for the Perfect Christmas Tree?
Beyond the three types of cut trees you’ll find here at Longwood during A Longwood Christmas, there are many other types to consider for your home.
Craving Some Christmas Whimsy?
You’re in for quite a treat this year. As part of our celebration of the shapes of the season, we have transformed our iconic Music Room into a playful, fanciful upscale confectionery shop … and the result has us feeling like, well, a kid in a candy store.
Interaction as an Approach to Education: Fellows Leadership Salon
At both Chanticleer and Barnes, there are no labels; there are no rules of how to experience or understand the subject, whether they are plant combinations in an artful landscape, paintings, or sculpture. There are no right or wrong interpretations.
How to Turn Fallen Leaves into Springtime Mulch
Fall is here and the trees are busy dropping their leaves. What should you do with all of these leaves? Turn them into fantastic mulch for the springtime!
Chrysanthemums: A Class of Their Own
Cherished for their exquisite beauty, rich hues, and delightfully distinct variations, chrysanthemums are in a class—or rather 13 classes—all their own.
Together, the Grass is Greener: Fellows Leadership Salon
For our latest salon, we traveled to Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles … and host of professional and college football games, blockbuster stadium concerts, monster truck rallies, and more.
Character Development of a Bonsai
It’s been five months since we shared with you the initial steps in training one of our azalea standards into a bonsai … and the many challenges about the process. Despite its challenges, the azalea has made tremendous progress and I’m so excited to share that progress with you.
Striking a Chord
For someone of only 21 years of age, Sebastian Heindl has had quite the career in music … and one, as it seems, that the sky would be the only limit.
The Making of Blooms & Bamboo
Making its official opening October 3, our Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry is unlike anything ever seen at Longwood … or anywhere else in the world.
Art for Anyone: Sogetsu Ikebana
What is Ikebana? Ikebana—ike meaning arrange, bana meaning flower—is not about following a set of rules and making a pretty arrangement.
The Beauty and Bounty of Grasses
Right now, beautiful examples of corn, rice, and sorghum in our Vegetable Garden (nestled in our Idea Garden) and even our Waterlily Display demonstrate the breadth and bounty of the amazing grass family.