I wanted to take a little time off because as of July 1, I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. 31 posts in 31 days...or at least, 31 posts during the month of July. Each must be at least 100 words. I am supposed to also post on Twitter. I'm supposed to visit other participants blogs (actually that is a very important part-after all, how can you learn without seeing what other people do, and interact with them?). And try to do that every day.
Yes, it's a challenge! And part of me also wants to squirrel away my material for the Challenge.
But, I also made the commitment to blog about our local Botanic garden, Cutler Botanic Gardens. It's small but mighty. I want to share some pictures I took on Fathers Day with you. So, I'll have to think of something else for the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Maybe come back in a month and see what has changed?
As for this little gem, it is run by Cornell Cooperative Service - many thanks to all the volunteer Master Gardeners who keep this up. And now:
This house on the edge of the property has a door that is many feet above the ground. I know there must be a reason - does anyone know? Maybe this once had a second floor outside stairs and porch? Or maybe Superman rented out the space?
When you walk in there is a display of composting. I highly recommend the display (didn't take pictures) for those wanting to learn about composting.
Then, come the plantings. First, a lovely Cornus kousa, or Korean Dogwood. They have become pretty popular around here. They bloom over a month after the "regular" dogwoods bloom.
I'll take the rose picture, in the meantime, and combine it with a rose feature I want to do in the near future.
Please, if you are in the area of southern NY on I-81, stop by this small gem of the Southern Tier. It is free, and it will be worth your time.