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Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail eNews: July 2019
Summer is Finally Here!
And each day brings more flowers!
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. It’s time to move on and welcome summer, with its own long list of flowers to look forward to.
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, American Bur-reed, and the interesting but tiny carnivorous Round-leaved Sundew to name but a few.
Virginia marsh-St. John’s-wort (Triadenum virginicum)
White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata)
American Bur-reed (Sparganium americanum)
See if you can find a Round-leaved Sundew when you walk the Bog Boardwalk on Distant Hill Nature Trail.
It’s not just the bog that has flowers galore to see. The main gardens are loaded with blooming shrubs and perennials too, such as Japanese Tree Lilac, a half dozen species of Roses, three varieties of Clematis, and lots more. I hope you get to visit us in July, and experience the beauty of summer at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail for yourself.
CEO (Chief Environmental Observer)
Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail
The beautiful Japanese Tree Lilac blooms in July at Distant Hill Gardens. This is your chance to see it for yourself!
July Events at Distant Hill
Two ‘Open Garden Weekends’ and Plant Sale in July
Saturday and Sunday, July 6th and 7th, 10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st, 10am to 4pm
Learn More: July ‘Open Garden Weekends’ and Plant Sale
Free tours of the Cranberry Bog on Sundays, July 7 and 21, every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm
And remember you can visit Distant Hill Nature Trail anytime. It’s open seven days a week, free of charge.
Be sure to check out the giant ‘Ironing Board Flower’ in bloom at the entrance to ‘White Rock Woods’ nature play area on Distant Hill Nature Trail.