Saturday, September 14, 2013

Holden Arboretum, Willoughby, OH (9/14/2013)

Saturday, September 14, 2013
A pleasant sunny day for a walk in the Holden Arboretum, which also includes gardens.
The Arlene and Arthur S Holden Jr Butterfly Garden:
Chelone lyonii/Pink Turtlehead:
We were looking for ideas for groundcover plants.
Heuchera 'Montrose Ruby'/Purpleleaf Coral Bells:
Sedum floriterum 'Weihenstephaner'/Gold Stonecrop:
Ajuga genevensis/Geneva Bugleweed:
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides/Leadwort:
Veronica 'Waterperry'/Speedwell:
A new plant for us: Eryngium yuccifolium/Rattlesnake Master:
The root was once used by Native Americans and perhaps early pioneers as an antidote to rattlesnake bites.
Pond near the Butterfly Garden:
We followed the Leaf Trail. The trees on the list were marked with a numbered wooden leaf and a ribbon:
Diospyros virginiana/Common Persimmon fruit:
Aesculus pavia/Red Buckeye:
Salix alba var tristis/Golden Weeping Willow:
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Variegata'/Golden Sweetgum leaf:
And seed pod:
Acer griseum/Paperbark Maple:
A closer look at the bark:
This shrub was in the Hedge Garden: Spiraea japonica 'Neon Flash'/Japanese Spirea:
We have some in the backyard, and it is being used as a hedge.
Display Garden:
Lotus Pond:
We still have not identified this plant (Perhaps Cornus kousa/Kousa Dogwood):
Fagus grandifolia/American Beech:

Saturday, September 21, 2013
We had lunch at Fatheads in North Olmsted, OH. Kent's sandwich was the "Southside Slopes:"
A cross section of kielbasa topped with fried pierogies. American cheese, grilled onions and horseradish sauce:
Named after an area in Pittsburgh, PA, it was voted #5 Best Sandwich in U.S.A. by Maxim Magazine.

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