Distant Hill Gardens

Love to publish these pictures. Thanks Michael and Kate Nerrie. – Lil

Moving From Spring into Summer

Each day brings more flowers, more life!

Rose Pogonia orchids (Pogonia ophioglossoides) are blooming in the cranberry bog at Distant Hill.

Our cool spring is but a memory, and the early season plants of Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail have all finished blooming. Its time to move on and welcome summer, with its own long list of flowers to look forward to, and the insect life that the blooms bring.

At the top of my list of favorite summer flowers is the Rose Pogonia orchid that is blooming now in our Cranberry Bog. In fact, many of my favorite summer blooms are found in the bog. This list of native wetland plants includes Virginia Marsh St.John’s-wort, White Water Lily, and American Bur-reed to name but a few.

Virginia marsh-St. John’s-wort (Triadenum virginicum)

White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata)

American Bur-reed (Sparganium americanum)

The list of summer flowering plants in the gardens, wetlands, fields, and forests of Distant Hill is too long to list here. I hope you get to visit us soon, and experience the beauty of summer at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail for yourself.

Michael Nerrie

Two of our best summer shrubs for pollinators at Distant Hill – Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescence) and Kalm’s St. John’s wort (Hypericum kalmianum).

July Events at Distant Hill

We Added a Second July ‘Open Garden Weekend’!

Click to Learn More About Our July ‘Open Garden Weekends’

To make it easier for you to visit us and experience the beauty of our many summer flowering plants, we are having two ‘Open Garden Weekends’ in July.

A Bumble Bee, with a large pollen sack, visiting a Purple Coneflower

We are also having a Garden Insect Identification Workshop on Friday, July 20th, from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

If you garden at all, chances are you’ve come across some insects you can’t identify.
Although some are definitely garden pests, not all insects are bad! There are quite a few species that are beneficial and worth keeping around, and even encouraging! This workshop will help you separate the good ones from the bad.

GARDEN INSECT IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP Friday, July 24th, 4:30 – 6:30pm – Register Now

And remember you can visit Distant Hill Nature Trail anytime. It’s open seven days a week, dawn to dusk.

Distant Hill Nature Trail on ‘Trail Finder.com’

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