Archive for March 1st, 2016

500,000 geophytes spring to life at Longwood

Longwood Gardens. Photo by volunteer Harold Davis

Geophytes. Photo by Longwood Gardens volunteer Harold Davis

The early signs of spring are more beautiful than ever at Longwood Gardens with the addition of 500,000 geophyte bulbs now in full bloom. The geophytes, which were planted in October, join the hundreds of thousands of other early bulbs that have naturalized over the years throughout Longwood’s landscape. Guests can see colorful sweeps of geophytes near the Peirce-du ...

 
 

Limited time to view rare blue poppies

You’re not seeing things: Those poppies in the Longwood Conservatory really are a luscious shade of blue. Once considered a myth, blue-poppies (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’) are alive and thriving at Longwood, but only for a limited time. These spectacular flowers – native to the high elevations of the Himalayan Mountains – are on display only for the next 10 to 14 days, ...

 

Photo of the Week: Crossing Paths

Two women and several flocks of geese travel in opposite directions on a warm, late February, afternoon.