“This week we can extend our congratulations to the Montgomery Area
Daylily Society members for their dedication and hard work creating a
beautiful AHS Display Garden at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens.
Oliver Billingslea has been the designer and watchful eye overseeing
this project these past 3 summers. The garden has many mixed perennials
and so far 112 daylily cultivars, all of which were hybridized in Region
14. Backyard gardens are a gem, but it is very impressive to see clubs
share their expertise in a public place, promoting our beloved daylilies.”
Volunteers are vital to the ongoing care of the gardens and the development of new areas in the gardens.
Our next MBG Volunteer Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 10. Our Capital City Master Gardener Volunteers will be there, and all other volunteers are welcome. Anyone interested in being an MBG volunteer please contact Cathy Maddox to get registered and scheduled.
Volunteer Day is held the second Thursday of each month.
Even with trees bare of leaves and most flowering plants in dormant stages, we continue to be able to enjoy beauty in the garden in special places. The Entrance beds are planted with Pansies that brighten up the winter and with ornamental cabbage that increases its colors as it grows during the winter months. The Daylily Bed offers lovely attractions throughout the year and the winter is no exception. There are pansies and lovely foliage that remind us that there is a season for everything and a time for every purpose under the sun.
Even with all the bitter cold we have experienced recently, there is a hint of Spring at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens. If you look closely as you stroll along the pathway, you will get a sneak peek at just a few bright yellow Forsythia buds barely beginning to push into the light. You can also spy a few small budding pinkish-purplish blooms on the Japanese Magnolias. Sure signs that Spring cannot be far away even in these gloomy cold days.
Do not miss the Japonica Camellias that are currently showing off their beautiful variety of blossoms in the Southern Garden right now. These welcome interruptions to the dull greys and browns of winter are a delight to the eye as you stroll through and around the garden. There are large, old bushes, smaller recently added bushes and many in between. Take your time and be sure to spy the many shades of reds, pinks, whites, and striped blossoms and note the variation in the shape of each variety of bloom.