Monday, May 31, 2010

Propagated Plants for Sale at the Arboretum

An hour long stroll on Memorial Day brought us to the visitors center at the north end of the Arboretum.  Peaceful walk with the puffy rain clouds making way for blue sky and birds chirping from tree to tree.

The main road over top of the hill was closed, so we meandered along, cutting in and out of the woods.  Perhaps one day the road will be permanently closed to metal on wheels.

At the back side of the visitors center we discovered a paradise of hoop tents and tables filled with propagated plants.  Wood chip lined paths made for a more comfortable walk amongst the starts than the paved walkways. The hoops are PVC pipes, most of the 1/2" diameter variety, with black shade cloth draped across.

At the farthest south west corner of the nursery, you'll find a large picnic bench, under cover, next to 2ft tall cold frames.  The shaded glen and rustling of leaves takes me back to the estates and gardens in south east England.   Just like many of those gardens, there are propagated plants for sale.

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