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A Cut Above

August 25, 2009
Prior to holidays or large events at Longwood, our groundskeepers work to create unusual works of landscape art—patterns in the turfgrass!

Why I Love Summertime at Longwood Gardens

August 18, 2009
So many times I hear people say "Oh, I was at Longwood last year." or "I'll be there at Christmas." Those people are missing some of the world's most beautiful flowers right now. Longwood should have a big sign that reads "We're in bloom NOW!" Allow me to share a few of my favorites from this summer.

Fuchsias Galore!

July 21, 2009
It's my favorite time of year in the Conservatory with the arrival of more than 60 Fuschsia baskets, each measuring more than three feet in width!

Bluegrass in the Garden

July 7, 2009
Longwood welcomes Rob Ickes, founding member of Blue Highway, as a guest blogger for Behind-the-Plants. Blue Highway will be performing at Longwood Gardens this Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm.

Pileated Woodpecker Nesting at Longwood Gardens

June 25, 2009
In March, our staff found a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers excavating a nest cavity in a large dead tree. We were lucky enough to capture the event on film and have been watching (and filming) their nesting habits ever since.