These ‘Black Beauty’ lilies are beautiful right now despite the dry, high temperatures we are experiencing every day. The staff is particularly delighted with the lotus plants in the Pond this year. Historic Grounds Supervisor Evan Reedy and his staff have worked hard in that area to improve the plant habitat.
I got this short glimpse of a frog today by the Pond. There is shade in the Pond area until about mid-day, but by afternoon, the shade has all but disappeared. The Shrub Garden is the hidden summer gem right now. There are beautiful plants in bloom and lots of shade to enjoy a walk!
—Karen Bracco, Public Relations and Visitor Services Manager