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Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
Photos of 24 species with links to more photos in and information sheets. Article
And in our vacant mood,
Not seldom did we stop to watch some tuft
Of dandelion seed or thistle’s beard,
That skimmed the surface of the dead calm lake,
Suddenly halting now - a lifeless stand!
And starting off again with freak as sudden
In all its sportive wanderings, all the while,
Making report of an invisible breeze
That was its wings, its chariot and its horse,
Its playmate, rather say, its moving soul.
"When the summer has grown old the mellow days of early autumn cast a glow of color over the trees and shrubs. The sumacs covering hillsides are most outstanding in their flaming color.
Only a few embers of summer remain, yet the golden blaze of color burns brightly for sometime. Each season has its own beauty and this is beyond compare. After the foliage has dropped, vistas are opened that have been obscured during the summer months.”
Former Curator Martha Crone, Oct. 1964 from The Fringed Gentian™