• Field Trip ~ Mt. Cuba Center’s 10th Annual Wildflower Celebration

    Posted on May 10, 2014 by in Field Trip, Things that inspire me in the garden
    Wood Poppy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Wood Poppy

     

    Seventy years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Lammont du Pont Copeland bought a neglected farmland property that they would transform into a stellar Piedmont garden, now the Mt. Cuba Center. Over 500 acres, this botanical garden is now devoted to preserving native plant species and natural habitats. Research and education are primary goals of the center. As part of this effort, the Mt. Cuba Center opens its gardens to the public for a Wildflower Celebration Day as well as other open garden days throughout the year.

    A peaceful garden, it is comprised of upland forests, meadows and lowland ponds. Pictured in this article are just some of the blooms from my visit during the April 27th Wildflower Celebration.

    To see Mt. Cuba Center for yourself, visit them at http://www.mtcubacenter.org/ for hours, special events and admission information.

     

     

    Trout Lily http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Trout Lily, also known as Dogtooth Violet

    Double Bloodroot http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Double Bloodroot

    Golden Ragwort http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Golden Ragwort

    Foam Flower http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Foam Flower in the woodland garden.

    Yellow Violets http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Yellow Violets

    Trillium http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Another variety in the Trillium Garden.

    Golden Club http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Golden Club growing by the water’s edge.

    Buds http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Trees & shrubs are budding.

    Fish & tadpoles http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Fish & tadpoles abound in the Mt. Cuba Center pond.

    Turtles http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Turtles basking in the sun at the pond.

    Trillium http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Trillium

    Rue-Anemone http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Rue-Anemone

    Bellwort http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Large-flowered Bellwort

    Native Azaleas http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Native Azaleas in bloom.

    Virginia Bluebells http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Virginia Bluebells

    See more inspiring gardens here at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/inspiring-gardens/

     

2 Responses so far.

  1. chris aka monkey says:

    wow awesome…my eyes were happy looking at this thank you xx

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