Summer Blooms (at Schoepfle) Make me Feel Fine

The garden is more alive then ever as we move into the heat of summer.  The bottle brush buckeye is in full bloom.

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There are still flowers on the daylily trail.

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Coneflowers are blooming and attracting all kinds of visitors

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Cannas, hydrangea,  hosta, joe pye weed, dahlias and more are on deck for August.  Make sure you plan a visit!

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BICENTENNIAL BURRELL PICNIC & REUNION – Saturday 8/1, 11 am-5 pm

burrell-house-todayCelebrate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Sheffield Village according to tradition with FREE historically-based activities for the whole family!  Tour the historic Burrell House, participate in an archaeological dig (courtesy of Dr. Redmond, Curator of Archaeology at CMNH), and sample Mrs. Burrell’s Chicken Pie.  Learn about genealogy, view Sheffield Photography Contest submissions on display, and test your skill with pioneer games in the yard.  Dress up for a unique photo opportunity inside the Burrell Parlor, or feast your eyes on the Cake Baking Contest entries before sharing a slice!  Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy entertainment throughout the day, including costumed theater and dance performances as well as live music from the ‘Anonymous String Band’.   Following tradition, a panoramic photograph will be taken of all in attendance on the front lawn – join in and be a part of Sheffield Bicentennial history!

Visit www.SheffieldBicentennial.org for more information regarding the Sheffield Photography Contest, the Cake Baking Contest, and other Sheffield Bicentennial events.

The Burrell Homestead is located at 2792 E River Rd, Sheffield Village, OH, 44054.

 

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Summertime at the Raptor Center!

SMOKEYFly by Carlisle Reservation’s Raptor Center to see & learn about Ohio’s native raptors and to meet our nine Raptor Center residents such as Aphrodite(red-tailed hawk), Artemis(turkey vulture), and Smokey(Eastern screech-owl) pictured here. The Raptor Center courtyard is free & open to the public during park hours.  Bring your camera on Sunday 26th anytime between 1:30-2:30pm to photograph some of our Raptor Center birds “outside” of their enclosures during our ‘Bird of Prey Photo Opportunity’ public program!  While here, stop in our Wildlife Observation Area, inside the Visitor Center (open 8:00am -4:30pm), to relax & observe the variety of wild animals visiting our beautiful Wildlife Garden.   ~CVC Naturalist, Miss Jenn :)

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Stanhopea Orchid is Blooming

DSC04599The Stanhopea orchid is blooming at the Miller Nature Preserve Conservatory.  This orchid is native to areas between Mexico and NW Argentina.  The flowers grow from the bottom of the plant so they are usually grown in baskets.  They are fragrant, but blooms only last about three days.  There are lots of buds on this plant, so you will have some time to see these blooms.

In case you are wondering, why the name of Stanhopea?  The plant is named for the 4th Earl of Stanhope who was president of the Medico-Botanical Society of London in the early 1800’s.

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Dahlias

DSC04565The first of the dahlia blooms is stunning.  Watch for these fabulous flowers from now until fall.  The bed is sponsored by the Dahlia Society of Ohio and is found at Miller Nature Preserve.

 

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All New Canna and Lily on Children’s Garden Carousel

Welcome to our two new animals on the carousel at Schoepfle Garden.  First, we introduce Canna the dog.  This is his first appearance on the carousel.  He was painted by local artist Jason Davis.  Cannas are one of our signature flowers at the garden so it seemed right that our canine take on that theme.  Also joining Canna is Lily who has had a facelift as part of our ongoing maintenance program.  Lily was redesigned by our very own Aimee Potonic, Senior Naturalist at French Creek Nature Center.  We will continue to rotate our animals on and off the carousel as each has an opportunity to get a fresh look.  Join us Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 1-4 pm and during the summer Fridays 10am – 12 pm for FREE carousel rides and fun in the Children’s Garden.

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June Blooms at Schoepfle Garden

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The garden is full of color as spring marches towards a warm end into summer.  Red hot pokers, hardy acanthus, mullein, and more greet you in the mixed border, followed by a great burst of color with the roses, old-fashioned roses and kousa dogwoods.  Check out all the blooms here every day 8am-8pm.  Tram rides Wednesday and Thursday 10-1 this week, Sunday 1pm – 4pm.  Bring Dad out Sunday morning for a garden tour and a bite to eat – Dads and Donuts Tour 9:30 am for continental breakfast ($1 per person at door) or 10am for a free garden tour.

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