Monday, October 29, 2012

In the Gardens at Shelburne Museum

Fall is upon us in the gardens at Shelburne Museum.
The change in season has taken its toll, it's time to put the gardens to bed for the season.

Museum garden volunteers make quick work of cutting down hostas at Alyssia's Garden.

Dahlia's and cannas are dug up and stored for the winter,
to be used again next season.
In the proper storing conditions, tubers of dahlias and cannas can be stored and enjoyed
over and over again for many years.
In the Bostwick Garden, Siberian iris are dug up and divided.
Periodically dividing your perennials will insure their future health and performance.
You can purchase lilac seedlings, peonies, daylilies and divisions of museum plants at the Shelburne Museum Store during the season.

I hope you enjoyed the museum's 22 gardens this past season. We are already planning for next season!  Jess Gallas, head gardener.

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