Hitch Lyman’s Garden Open to the Public This Saturday
May 4, 2010
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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.
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.
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013