First Day of Spring at Maymont!

March 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

It’s here!  That day we have all been waiting for is here!  The First Day of Spring is upon us!  This day promises longer days with the sun creeping higher into the sky, bygone memories of warmer days and warmer soil will be a reality soon.  Amazingly, At Maymont our What’s in Bloom calendar is on track despite this chilly weather.  The dates of bloom were noted 30 years ago and have pretty much been on target since.  As I walk the estate I see the 100+ year old Quince, Chaenomeles japonica, the Tree Peonies, Paeonia suffruticosa and the Weeping Willows, Salix sp., budding with color of blossoms and leaves.  For trees that bloom earlier  the blossoms were frozen to brown on the state champion Yulan Magnolia, Magnolia hetapeta, and some of the Star Magnolias, M. stellata.  With more buds to open these trees will be clothed in color within a few days.Image

Come out to Maymont to enjoy the glories of spring unfolding as you enjoy a walk through this beautiful gift Mr. and Mrs. Dooley left for all to enjoy, their private country house estate, Maymont.  Please consider perpetuating this gift by leaving a donation at the entrance to help the Maymont Foundation pass it forward for all to enjoy.

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