Boston visit

Sat, 05 May 2007 14:40:52 PDT
Dear all,
Just returned from a visit the end of April to the Boston area. It was not a
'bulb' visit' but Russel Stafford (a PBS member) was so kind to show us the
'garden in the woods' just east of Boston. He guided us with much expertise
through the entirely native garden, completely unknown to me in our
mediterranean climat.
Trillium presented by several species , were just about to flower.  Scilla
siberica  flowering in several places.   In the "bogs" and along streams
several large stands of  the "skunk cabages" which I had never seen before.
The climat  during our stay was extremely variable,  with temperatures
between 40-75°, very sunny days and days with heavy rains. Narcissus were
just in full flower and tulips just starting.  Compared to Europe a season
much later than Holland, more like Denmark.
  I was interested to notice the general use of mulches in the public parks:
7-8cm (3-4") generally made up of shredded and composted urban organic
waste. Not only under shrubs and trees but also in all public bulb

 Nice to have a glimpse of such a dynamic region
Kind greetings

Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)
Coord. Geogr.(GPS): 43°42' 43" N     4° 32' 12" E


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