Under a giant Tulip tree, we gathered this morning for coffee and koek to discuss “Boven is het Stil” by Gebrand Bakker. The book, entitled “The Twin”, is available in an English translation. This was the first time we met in the park, and we decided to continue this experiment the next time we get together in August. Different book: ” Heren van de Thee by Hella Haasse.”
Inspired by a lecture of the Friends of the Mapleton Nursery, I wandered into ttree with lichenhe park today to look Lichen. What are Lichen? This is the little I know but it all seems fascinating: ” A lichen is a composite organism thlichen-on-a-stickat arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms. Lichens come in many colors, sizes, and forms. The properties are sometimes plant-like, but lichens are not plants.” There are plenty around on the trees but lichen are not harmful since they get their nutrients from moisture.
After the Wisteria project, our Saturday crew moved on to the wooded area of the park and we started to free up the Rhododendrons which had been invaded by all kinds of undergrowth and vines over the years. rhod-new-and-old As part of the restoration project, new Rhododendrons will join the old ones and some have already been planted. The Solidarity Yak is one of the new plants we bought with the help of donations from our Friends of Marquand Park. Next year, this plant will have some beautiful pink flowers.
The Wisteria is blooming
Thank you all
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