Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens,
As the sun gets lower and the daylight shorter, we continue to prepare the garden for its winter nap. The fountains and canals have been drained, the aquatics removed, and the goldfish transported to the municipal greenhouse to await their return next spring. This is an essential annual procedure, but it’s always a bit sad.
To our cultured friends of horticulture,
Latin isn’t dead.
We find this foreign language
In every flower bed.
Cryptomeria japonicae are rising very tall.
A Davidia involucrata is growing near the wall.
Albizia julibrissin is the Persian tree of silk.
Araucaria araucana is a very ancient ilk.
This is Yonkers’ Eden, how blessèd can we be.
It means so much to everyone, especially to me.
Your presence at the garden makes the hard work of our staff and volunteers worthwhile. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy