neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Thursday -- garden club

I chatted with J.-PA until nearly midnight.  I sat up and reread Suzie_Shooter's "No Smoke Without Fire."  I went to bed a little before 2:00 a.m. and tried to get to sleep.  At 2:30 a.m. I took a couple of Benedryl.  I woke at 9:45 a.m., but I wasn't moving fast.

I got to Longwood Gardens at 11:20 p.m.  I saw S.M., P.M. and J.G. walking down the row in the parking lot and called to them.  Just as they saw me, the other carload of carpoolers pulled up.  So we had everyone all together at once.  That actually worked out well.  We went to the Meadow Garden and walked around a bit.  We saw a green heron in the Hourglass Lake.  Very few flowers were blooming, but we got a shuttle bus to a restored 1730 farmhouse.  It showed what was in Chester County in various centuries.  In 1700, the Lenni Lenape Indians had lived in Chester County, and Europeans were starting to settle.  There were bear and elk, along with many other animals.  There are no more Lenni Lenape Indians.  As the centuries progressed, the settlers were doing agriculture and raising cows. There was some industrialization in later centuries.  The wild animals who could live in suburbs are still around.  They had a white-tailed deer in their drawing of Chester County in 2000.  They are a hugely overpopulated nuisance animal in southeastern Pennsylvania now.

After that, we saw one of the treehouses near the entrance to the Meadow Garden.  We had lunch at the Terrace Restaurant.  We saw the American Pillar roses on the arches.  We went to the formal rose garden, and to the Flower Garden Walk.  Then we called it a day.

I chatted a little with Riah after I got home.  I cut some roses.

Later: I chatted with J.-PA some.  I wrote to Te, and she wrote back.

I got some Bluewater Bay books.
Tags: books, flowers, friends, gardens, plants, reading

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