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Jazz in Bloom

April 27, 2009
Longwood is thrilled to welcome Jazz Singer Denise King at a “guest blogger” on Behind-the-Plants! Denise will be performing at Longwood this Saturday, during the Wine & Jazz Festival, as the opening act for McCoy Tyner. This will mark her second appearance at the Festival. Find out more about Denise on her MySpace page.

Tulips in Full Bloom!

April 22, 2009
Since the third week of February, we have been watching with anticipation as the tulip foliage emerges from its slumbering place in the earth. Nothing is more welcoming after a long winter than the colorful arrival of the first tulips of spring.

Growing Clivia From Seed

April 10, 2009
In late winter and spring, your <em>Clivia</em> may be displaying some beautiful fruit. <em>Clivia</em> with yellow flowers will produce yellow fruit, while <em>Clivia</em> with orange flowers will produce red fruit. The fruit is actually a berry that contains seeds inside. If your<em> Clivia</em> did not produce fruit this year, it may not have been pollinated. Pollination is a simple act that is accomplished by taking ripe pollen that sheds easily from the anthers onto your finger or a Q-tip, and placing it on the stigma.

Questions?

April 3, 2009
Hello again from the waterlily pools! This week we are beginning the process of removing old soil from the pools.  Each spring we drain the pools and dig out approximately 50 cubic yards of soil.

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.

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