For several years I have visited Cutler Botanical Gardens just outside Binghamton, New York to marvel at their day lily display. Cutler is a hidden gem in the Binghamton area. Actually it isn't hidden - Interstate 81 goes right past it, and there are signs for it.
It is not famous. It is not large. But it deserves more attention and the volunteers who maintain it (and dig it out of occasional floods) deserve a long round of applause. Did I also mention that it is free?
I do have a teeny tiny complaint.
They have an annoying habit of numbering many of their plants. An explanatory booklet never seems to be around. Last year, I even contacted them on Facebook to ask for some kind of online key. No key to the numbers resulted.
This year, in mid-July, my spouse and I visited and - finally! There was a booklet in the booklet holder. (Fear not, I returned it.)
|Overview of the lily bed|
Lily #249 Radiation Biohazard.
Two Part Harmony.
#228 Karen's Curls
it doesn't seem to look like its catalog picture.
I could post dayily pictures all day, but I suspect I might lose all my readers.
And, by the way, Cutler is worth visiting at other seasons, too. (and, I have solved the mystery of this door I blogged about).
What is your favorite flower?