Week of September 14, 2012


A butterfly is caught taking a rest from exploring the garden.

Photo by Matt Brown
 Pond Garden

A view toward the spring at the Pond Garden.

Photo by Joe Henderson
Hibiscus sabdariffa

Hibiscus sabdariffa, Thai Red Roselle, begins to produce flowers in the Vegetable Garden. The calyces will be harvested to make tea.

Photo by Doug Croft
The Chanticleer Terrace

Chanticleer engulfed by vegetation.

Photo by Joe Henderson
Phormium 'Pink Stripe'

A praying mantis out for a stroll.

Photo by Bryan Christ
Bouteloua 'Blond Ambition'

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blond Ambition' growing in the Rock Ledge.

Photo by Joe Henderson
Rock Ledge

Frothy masses of panic grass (Panicum capillare) sooth the Rock Ledge.

Photo by Joe Henderson
'Cream of Saskatchewan'

'Cream of Saskatchewan' watermelon ripens on the Vegetable Garden fence.

Photo by Doug Croft

Casting dark shadows across the sorghum field in the Serpentine.

Photo by Joe Henderson
Yucca rostrata

Morning dew settling on the Yucca rostrata in the Dry Garden.

Photo by Joe Henderson

Wayne Art Center Exhibit

Greenhouse Construction

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Once Upon a Garden Storytime

Join us for Storytime in the garden at 9:30am on August 27, September 17, and October 15.
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What Makes a Great Garden:
Be Inspired for Your Own Garden

Chanticleer and Penn State Great Valley host Annie Guilfoyle for a public lecture on October 17 at 6:30pm at The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley.
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