Brenham Herb Society and The Cloister Garden Easter Lilies

Last week I had the honor of speaking to the Herb Society of America Pioneer Unit in Brenham, TX. I had a wonderful time in the Round Top area, including a very nice margarita at Los Patrones (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Patrones/266211846746281) followed by a twilight tour of Fesitval Hill (http://www.festivalhill.org/) and the Cloister Garden. Hard to believe all of this is tucked away in the middle of a rural Texas community with a population of around 90.

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Easter lilies at the Cloister Garden.

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A quiet pathway through the garden.

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Easter lilies 2

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Easter lilies 1

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The Cloister Garden.

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The chapel at Festival Hill.

The Cloister Garden, thanks to many volunteers and the hard work of Henry Flowers and staff, looked wonderful. I was delighted to see a stunning patch of Easter lilies in full bloom. Most folks think Easter lilies are only for pots during the Easter season, but if you plant them outside in the Southern US they will normally get into a rhythm of blooming in early to mid May around Mother’s Day.

Also below you’ll see a nice display of Allium bulbs from my host’s garden. They were stunning. The white crinum are from the Southern Bulb farm that we cut and took home for the week. It was almost chilly here in Tyler, so we had a fire and enjoyed them outside!

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Easter lilies on a patio in College Station.

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Allium close up.

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Nice planting of Allium at in my host’s garden.

Allium close up.

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Of course I was digging bulbs on this trip as well.

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Bouquet of white Crinum powellii album from the farm that Rebecca and
I enjoyed this week.

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