neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Friday -- Longwood Gardens

I lost my clip-on sunglasses sometime yesterday afternoon, so I went and got another pair.  I tried them on in the parking lot of the store, and the clip was broken.  I took them back and got another pair.  That pair was functional.

I went to a used bookstore and looked at their gardening books.  I got The Practical Book of Outdoor Rose Growing by George C. Thomas, Jr., published in 1917.  I have facsimiles of rose books from the 1880s, and a few gardening books from the 1930s and 1940s.  I like to see what was popular in different eras.  I know Hybrid Teas were popular for much of the twentieth century.

I decided to go to Longwood Gardens.  The Christmas display was still up.  One of the folks who works there said it was up through Sunday.  I did the Christmas route around the conservatories.  I also looked in the camellia section off the East Conservatory.  Several of the camellias were in full bloom.  That’s the third time I got to Longwood in the holiday season.  I left before dark.  I didn’t want to hit rush hour in Kennett Square.  It had been so spur-of-the-moment that I didn't have my camera with me, but I took some pictures of the camellias with my phone.  I found it more relaxing to not be trying to take pictures for much of the time.  There wasn't anyone else in the camellia section at that point.

Later: I finished reading Simple Jess.  I thought it was good.

Tags: books, flowers, gardens, reading, romance, shopping

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