Several years ago, we curtailed our annual mass planting of tulips along the canals because the beds had become infested with a tulip blight; it turns out that the only remedy is to wait a number of years and hope it will go away. As an alternative, we decided to open the spring season with cool-weather annuals, which Timothy Tilghman discussed in his last video.
They put on a splendid show this year, but with the warm weather now upon us, they will be replaced next week with a new planting of summer annuals. If you can, do visit us in the next few days to see the gorgeous colors and forms that our artistic gardeners have devised for our spring pleasure before they disappear.
The Soirée raises crucial funding that enables us to care for the garden and deliver education and outreach programs to the community. I’m thrilled to announce that our paddle raise met its goal to fully fund a new seasonal gardener position next year, which will increase our team of gardeners from nine to ten. Thank you to everyone for your support!
Next up, on Sunday, June 18, will be a delightful concert in the popular German cabaret style of the 1920s and 30s, featuring works by Weill, Hollaender, Korngold, Gershwin, Porter, and others. Tammy Hensrud, soprano, and Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, have enchanted audiences with their shows at the Neue Gallerie’s Café Sabarsky. How appropriate to showcase German music in the amphitheater as Minnie Untermyer did in days gone by.