Monthly Archives: May 2014

First Blooms at Lakeview

Take a stroll through the Rose Garden this weekend and see our first to bloom roses.

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Rhododendrons Peaking with lots of blooms at Schoepfle

With fewer blooms than average yet still stunning in color, this is the weekend to check out the rhododendrons at Schoepfle.  Most have some blooms starting or have bloomed just over the past week.  Along with the rhodies are peonies, … Continue reading

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Cascade of Chocolate

‘Sherry Baby’ orchid is currently in bloom at the conservatory at Miller Nature Preserve.  These dark red blooms have a chocolate fragrance to them that brings a smile when it is noticed.  If you can’t find the blooms, just ask … Continue reading

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Peruvian Apple Cactus Boom

The Peruvian Apple Cactus at the conservatory at Miller Nature Preserve bloomed last night.  This plant is native to the West Indies to Venezuela and blooms for one night.  The picture on the left was taken at 9:30 pm Tues., … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend full of color at Schoepfle

The bloom list for thsi week is overflowing as new color is being added daily to the garden.  Blooming now are iris, oriental poppies, spiderwort, alliums, lilacs, honeysuckle, spirea, contorted filbert, Java Red weigla, horsechestnuts, dogwoods, azaleas, bleeding hearts, tree peonies, … Continue reading

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An Adopt-A-Raptor Parents “THANK YOU!”

Prior to our ‘Raptor Appreciation Day’ annual event, we held our annual ‘Adopt-A-Raptor Parents Appreciation Day’ program for our wonderful raptor parents. This year’s program featured a ‘A year-in-review of the Raptor Center’ power point presentation, videos highlighting what goes … Continue reading

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Plant Sale Ongoing at Schoepfle Garden!

Did you skip the Friends Plant Sale because of the rain?  Lucky for you so did some others so we still have a nice selection of plants available including some sedum, lycoris (magic lilies or naked ladies), phlox, lamb’s ear, … Continue reading

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