Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Signs of Spring at the Monet Garden

The Extension Master Gardeners spent the morning cleaning up the Monet Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum while inside the Visitors' Center a class was held on "Monet Gardening Kansas Style."

Drifts of Jonquils are blooming at the edge of the woodland garden. Along a sidewalk, with boxwoods as a backdrop, a Hyacinth is starting to show color.

We visited the Arboretum's greenhouse for a sneak peek of the annuals being grown for the Monet Garden. The flats of the Trailing Sunset Nemesia growing along side flats of Blue Hawaii Ageratum is very colorful. I'm looking forward to returning to the Monet Garden after the rush of spring at the nursery to see how the garden is evolving. Today was a wonderful day visiting with friends who volunteer in the garden, attending class, and strolling along in the garden afterwards with my mom.

Here's an article on selecting bulbs for the garden:
Spring Flowering Bulbs

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