Hitch Lyman’s Garden Open to the Public This Saturday

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Hitch Lyman's Garden

Gorgeous, isn't it?

This Saturday, May 8, 2010, Hitch Lyman‘s garden will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm, as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program. I’m planning on going, and I’ll wear my special Cold Climate Gardening baseball cap. If you see me, introduce yourself so we can chat.

The Open Days Directory describes Lyman’s garden as follows:

A collection of peonies, both wild species and the early hybrids of Professor A.P. Saunders should be in flower, as well as x hyacinthiflora lilacs. The Greek revival farmhouse was built ca. 1848. Trillium, Cypripedium, Daphne, Camassia and naturalized Taraxacum in abundance.

I am guessing Mr. Lyman wrote that description himself, as there is a bit of a joke in there. (I have quite a bit of naturalized Taraxacum myself.) You can also read this enthusiastic description from 2007.

potting shed that looks like a Greek temple

The Greek Temple potting shed


From Ithaca, go north on Route 96 about 6 miles. Turn right onto Krums Corners Road. Go to sixth driveway on left. Please park on road. $5 admission.

Can’t Make It To Trumansburg?

Consult the full list of New York gardens open to the public this year through the Garden Conservancy.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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Window On The Prairie May 6, 2010, 5:59 pm

I love the Greek Temple potting shed. I do my potting on newspaper spread over the kitchen table. Not quite as glamorous, I’m afraid.

Salix May 4, 2010, 9:25 pm

Hi Kathy
That is gorgeous, indeed! Wish that I could go there, but maybe one day, it is really not that far form here.
Taraxacum, Yeah, I have lots of those too, who doesn’t? Many years ago, a relative said to me: Driving the car down a country road and looking in the rearview mirrow – filled with dandylions in the sun, such beautiful picture of spring. I have to agree, although they are not so welcome in the garden.
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