Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A few neat plants!!

We recently had Lee Casebere out to the site for the Third Thursday Plant lecture on Orchids. When our naturalist, Haley was showing him our only orchid, he casually pointed out another that had popped out without us knowing! We have 3 Spotted Coral Root orchids that have shown up near our yellow lady slipper. Also, while out for my morning "let's see what's blooming!" walk, I discovered that our Indian Pipe has come up as well! We were quite excited to see both these plants popping up for surprise visits. Gene would be proud :-)

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 10th evening garden tour and wine tasting

Over 30 guests enjoyed an evening in the Tame Gardens with staff and volunteers on-hand answering questions on particular flora and regarding anything and everything Gene Stratton-Porter related. Light period music performed live set a calm mood as dusk settled over GSP. Visitors also enjoyed assorted cheeses and chocolate covered strawberries accompanied by a wine tasting. While some participants just happened by, all departed the site by the ambiance of softly glowing luminaries topping off a relaxed evening on Sylvan Lake.

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Please join us for our next event July 15th, 6-8 pm- Native Orchid Plant Lecture ($3 fee) with guest lecturer Lee Casebere: