Review: In Search of the Fringed Gentian: A Wildflower Walk

[Editor’s Note, with thanks: The following post was submitted by ACG member Jeanne Nevard.]

Dear garden clubbers:

I attended the wildflower walk on Weds. morning at Beaver Brook. This gentian is a rare, September blooming wildflower. And if you care to see them, its worth the trip as you can see by the pictures. I‘m amazed at how healthy they looked despite the drought. That is why they often seem to change locations yearly, seeking the wetter areas. They will likely bloom through the end of September.

The location is in the field below the barn, go past the bird blind on the right, on mowed path that curves toward the left, nearer to the edge of woods. There are clumps on both sides. Be careful not to step too close to them. They are blooming alongside Joe Pye weeds, asters and goldenrods & a tiny pink wildflower called Gerardia- (a new one to me.)

There will be one last wildflower walk, to be announced, for October.

Directions:
52 Brown Lane, Hollis, NH
Go to Rte. 122 N, take a left onto Ridge Rd, then take a right at 1st Beaver Brook sign down hill to Brown Lane

NOTE: The Beaver Brook Fall Festival is this week-end, as well.
With many family events, music, wild bird shows & a large art exhibit.
***And look at their
beautiful pollinator gardens in full swing!

http://www.beaverbrook.org

Enjoy!
Jeanne

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