Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N. 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INSTALLATION OF SEWARD JOHNSON’S DEJEUNER DÉJÀ VU
Blooms to look for at GFS this season
May • June • July • August
5 .19 WELCOME There is always so much to look forward to at Grounds For Sculpture! We’ve spent the past few months planning favorite and new programs—Member Preview Day, GFS Family Breakfast, outdoor movies and performances, exciting new wellness and family programs, and more—as well as tending the grounds in anticipation of new growth. Be sure to check your inbox or the GFS website for special happenings and note our expanded hours to wander the gardens for new blooms all season! This issue of Newscasting features an exclusive preview of a major survey of works by artist Tallur L.N. which will be on view in the Museum Building and Domestic Arts Building. “This exhibition is part of a series of projects that affirm Grounds For Sculpture’s commitment to reflecting the diversity of both our region and the dynamic world around us while building on our legacy of supporting artists as they make surprising and ambitious new sculptures,” says Gary Garrido Schneider, GFS Executive Director and Curator of the exhibition. This season GFS will also reveal the restoration of Déjeuner Déjà Vu by Seward Johnson, a member-favorite and one of the most popular works in the collection at GFS. We hope you’ll enjoy this newsletter’s behind-the-scenes look at the project and view the restored work in its lakeside location on the Main Loop. We look forward to seeing you soon. Claire Cossaboon, Manager of Membership email@example.com
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Enjoy a quiet start to your day and catch the morning light at GFS. At GFS, we believe visiting an oasis of beauty, where art More opportunities to use your and imaginatively landscaped gardens awaken the senses, GFS membership! enhances well-being, and stimulates reflection. On Member Open Mondays from May 27 (Memorial Day) – September 2 Mornings, Members are granted early access to the garden (Labor Day) and galleries at 8 AM on the last Sunday of the month, April – November. No reservations required. Present your Open late until 9pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays membership card or valid ID at check-in with Guest Services. from May 12-October 13 Use Anytime Passes and bring additional friends and family.
Cover: Tallur L.N., Obituary Note, 2013, cast bronze, burnt wood, 73 x 64 x 41 inches, Grounds For Sculpture, Purchase, photo courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery
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SAVE THE DATE member events calendar FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR THESE EVENTS, VISIT GROUNDSFORSCULPTURE.ORG OR CALL (609) 586-0616. Spring/Summer 2019 MEMBER PREVIEW DAY Saturday, May 4, 10am-2pm
GFS FAMILY BREAKFAST Saturday, July 27, Enjoy a members-only opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the artistic 10am-12pm season! Members enjoy special programs, such as art tours and talks, performances, art-making, and more. Members may use Guest Passes to bring additional guests. Gates open at 9:30am. Present your current membership card or join upon entry. Program schedule available online in April.
New this year during Member Preview Day! GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE PLANT SALE From Our Grounds To Yours, GFS’s first spring Plant Sale (for Members only)—features a unique selection of annuals, perennials, as well as a variety of GFS propagated trees, and succulents. Horticulturist Janis Napoli, GFS gardeners, and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and share garden-planning advice. Check out the full array of plants available for purchase this year! All proceeds from the Plant Sale support GFS’s horticulture and education programs. This event is rain or shine. Bring your wagon! Located in the circle outside of the East Gallery.
Calling all members at membership levels Family, Family Plus, Contributor, Sustainer, and Benefactor! Enjoy breakfast and take part in a familyfriendly art-making activity connected to artwork currently on view. FREE RSVP required at groundsforsculpture.org
SUMMER MUSIC Fridays, June 28, July 26, August 23 at 7:30pm Visit the website for more details!
FAMILY DROP-IN WORKSHOPS Saturday, June 29 and Saturday, August 24, 11am-4pm
Explore different materials and processes during programs that invite all ages to create together.
MEMBER MORNINGS Members enjoy early access to the park at 8am on the last Sunday of the month, April – November. Save the date for the next Member Morning: Sunday, May 26
MEMBERS’ MUSING In addition to supporting the arts, many GFS members are gifted artists themselves. Now is the time to begin preparing your submissions for our tenth annual Members’ Musings exhibition, opening at GFS this fall! Check your inbox or groundsforsculpture.org in June for the submission guidelines!
Sunday, September 22
Join us for the 19th annual Epicurean Palette, the ultimate fusion of food, wine, spirits and art. The Epicurean Palette is GFS’s largest fundraising event of the year, and helps support the exhibitions and educational initiatives for more than 240,000 annual visitors. Visit www.epicureanpalette.org for more information. Tickets go on sale in July.
GFS MEMBER PERKS AT PRINCETON MARRIOTT AT FORRESTAL 100 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540 Just show your Grounds For Sculpture membership card: • Dining Offer: Receive a 20% discount on food only at Iron & Ivy—the Princeton Marriott’s onsite restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Beverages, tax and tip not included) • Spa Offer: Receive a 15% discount at The Spa at Forrestal Tuesday through Thursday. (Tax and tip not included). For more info, call (609) 897-7520.
Charles T. Miller, Falling Glass, 2018; Doré Vorum, Impressions of Fall (detail), 2016; photo by David Howarth of dmhphotographer.com
photo: Matt Yao Photography
On January 12, GFS gave our popular Ice Carving Demos a boost and new name: Frost and Flames. The day saw record-breaking attendance, with over 2,300 visitors. Upon arrival guests were encouraged to observe and strike up conversations with artisan ice carvers. Intimate molten metal pours conducted by artists from The Seward Johnson Atelier drew big crowds, and demonstrations by our friends and sponsors at REI Co-op and The North Face were also a big hit. As day ran into evening, guests were able to catch pop-up flame dancers strolling the grounds. When asked, What was the best part of your day?, one visitor commented, “Enjoying the sculptures and being bundled up on a beautiful cold day. It was the best day I have experienced in a while. Thank you for that.”
This winter, GFS further explored the work of James Carl, Masayuki Koorida, Michael Rees, and Dina Wind through three documentary films touching on life’s spiritual and natural interconnectedness, challenges to the accepted roles of women in male-dominated fields, and the infinite and unexpected creative possibilities in simple objects. Each program included informal postscreening discussions with audience members led by guest moderators. Attendees described the series as “Engaging, really interesting,” “An experience that was new to me,” and “Very thought-provoking, very appropriate.”
On March 5, GFS members enjoyed beauty on a day-trip to the 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event. This year’s theme, Flower Power, highlighted the stunning influence and impact flowers can have on our daily lives. Members reflected on the power flowers have in our happiness, memories and communities. The Flower Show featured a special detail this year—the world’s most prestigious floral design competition, FTD World Cup, presented breathtaking sculptural creations by the world’s top floral designers representing 23 countries. Display at 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, photos by Chih-Jen Leu.
On April 10, Grounds For Sculpture celebrated the commitment of its volunteers and docents with its annual Volunteer Dinner. Gary Garrido Schneider, GFS Executive Director spoke on GFS’s appreciation of loyal volunteer support, and introduced the upcoming exhibition Interference Fringe with exhibiting artist Tallur L.N. Elaine and Sandy Jacob were honored with the Volunteer Emeritus Award for their 18 years of unparalleled volunteer service, with many weeks together giving 16 hours of support to GFS staff and guests.
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Masayuki Koorida, Untitled, 2015, granite, 60.24 x 124.80 x 79.53 inches, Collection of the Artist
SPOTLIGHT ON CREATING CONNECTIONS: DRAWING Heather Brady, Director of Education & Engagement
Members who visited the Education Center between January and the end of March likely encountered The Act of Drawing, an exhibition in the Education Gallery that was designed to offer viewers a glimpse into GFS’s new Creative Aging initiative. This exciting new area of our work is a natural extension of our many existing programs for adults and an opportunity to further explore the ways in which studio-based experiences can promote exploration, nurture and strengthen skills, and cultivate camaraderie.
A Drawing Class at GFS Makes Art become personal Encourages experimentation Inspires new approaches Created enthusiasm Makes people support each other Transforms strangers into friends It is Communication! Creating Connections: Drawing, a twelve-week program, created a studio -Volker Arendt, Creating Connections: Drawing Participant environment where participants experimented with and reflected on materials and process. Our decision to focus on drawing for the pilot program was made The Creating Connections pilot program was supported in part by the 2017-2018 in connection with the recent Masayuki Koorida: Sculpture exhibition, taking Catalyzing Creative Aging Program, led by the National Guild for Community Arts Education in partnership with Lifetime Arts, funded by Aroha Philanthropies, Music inspiration from Koorida’s abstract graphite-on-paper works. Man Foundation, and the Moca Foundation. Over the course of the class, participants worked with instructor Shawn Allen-Dela Rosa to explore the foundational elements of drawing; visited the Koorida exhibition and gained additional inspiration from the gardens; and developed several iterations of drawings made in preparation for the program’s culminating exhibition using a wide range of media. These drawings reflected each participant’s individual style and included representations of sculpture, landscapes, and subjects both figurative and organic. Thanks to an immediate and incredibly warm response, the class filled within two days, and was comprised of 15 Members over 55, with a long enough wait list to have run at least one additional program session. With this in mind, we look forward to offering additional Creating Connections programs in the years ahead, exploring varied artmaking materials and techniques in the process.
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What’s next in the Education Gallery?
This summer, we’ll highlight GFS’s collaborative program with ARC Mercer, which uniquely centers the creativity, visions, and strengths of participants with developmental and cognitive disabilities using a project-based approach. And in the fall, it will be time again for an annual favorite, Members Musings! Prospectus available on our website in June.
Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N. Gary Garrido Schneider, GFS Executive Director Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N. is a major survey exhibition exploring the conceptual practice of artist Tallur L.N., and features 26 artworks in a range of media including found objects, appropriated industrial machines, carved stone and wood, cast bronze, sculptures embedded in concrete, and a new work in film. Tallur often makes reference to cultural symbols and mythology including those from his native India. By pairing the sacred with the secular, handmade with machine-made, or decorative with functional, he purposefully obscures, transforms, and subverts the traditional reading of these varied references. His work speaks to the complexity of the global world we live in, creating a dynamic tension between the past and the present while provoking questions about the future. The impetus for this exhibition began with the sculpture, Obituary Note, recently acquired by Grounds For Sculpture. In this striking work the artist has appropriated a replica of a Chola era bronze sculpture depicting the Hindu god Shiva depicted as Nataraja. The central figure is encased in a modernist globe of charred wood that both compliments and complicates the reading of cosmic destruction and creation embedded in the traditional mythology. This process of destruction and obfuscation occurs throughout the exhibition including in a large-scale sculpture that is being fabricated here at GFS. This new work, Fringe, is inspired by a Hindu temple fragment from the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fringe builds off of a garland of skulls and an attendant skeletal figure on the edges of the original sculpture. It will stand at a commanding 18 feet tall in the Museum Building and continues Grounds For Sculptureâ€™s long tradition of supporting artists in the creation of surprising and ambitious new works.
Tallur L.N., part of new work Fringe, 2019
Photo courtesy of Jeon Jea Ho - Sulwhasoo.
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Tallur L.N., Apocalypse
Tallur L.N., Apocalypse (detail)
The erosion of value and values is another theme that runs throughout the exhibition. In a work titled Apocalypse, a commercial-grade polishing machine is co-opted for an installation in which visitors are invited to deposit coins which are then burnished until their denomination is worn away. In this act of polishing and refinement, one gets back less than what one puts in. The act underscores the irony that sometimes our efforts of improvement and progress can have the inverse results. The title suggests the religious references to the end of the world, a revelation, in which the powers and evil of the world are destroyed at the threshold of the divine. In our contemporary sense, the term has all too human implications: destruction of the world through large scale catastrophic events as the result of environmental crisis; dehumanizing technological progression; and inequitable distribution of resources that may prove to be dangerously unsustainable. Tallurâ€™s sculptures beckon viewers to look critically at the forces of history, globalization, and capitalism that condition us to commit acts that are simultaneously sacred and secular, meaningful and futile, creative and destructive. Through his witty and sensorial body of work comprising of curious equations, models, circumstances, and spaces that mine the paradoxical aspects of life, Tallur reminds us that what we value is always in physical and psychological flux. Curated by Gary Garrido Schneider and Ami Mehta, Associate Curator for Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N. Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N. is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtWorks, Bank of America, New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism, Marriott Princeton and the following Exhibition Supporters: Gordon and Lulie Gund, Barbara Lawrence and Allen Laskin and Eric P. Ryan. MARRIOT T P R I N C E TO N F O R R E S TA L
25th Anniversary of the Installation of Seward Johnson’s Dejeuner Déjà vu Faith McClellan, Director of Collections & Exhibitions Bruce Daniels, Former Facilities Director for Grounds For Sculpture, now Project Manager for The Seward Johnson Atelier Over the past 25 years Seward Johnson’s Dejeuner Déjà vu has become a memorable landmark for Grounds For Sculpture visitors. Since its installation in 1994 it has become one of the most popular works in the collection. This sculpture also has the distinction of being the first Seward Johnson work to be installed at GFS. Created as part of Seward Johnson’s Beyond the Frame series (a series of works that were inspired by famous paintings, most notably French Impressionist paintings), this sculpture was inspired by Édouard Manet’s painting Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe. One of the side effects of its popularity is that the surface of the work and the surrounding landscape have become worn and damaged over time. Small features such as delicate bronze branches with leaves that lined the picnic blanket have been broken under foot. The figures too have become faded and worn to bare metal in some areas from touching hands. Landscape features, which were planted to recreate Manet’s original painting, are now also in need of attention. Two of the larger trees in the main tableau, planted 25 years ago, have succumbed to stress and disease and will be replaced. Even the small pond with a rowboat will be relined, requiring the removal of decades of leaves and muck that has accumulated here. The little rowboat, which was originally custom made by a boat builder to match the painting, will be getting a much-needed facelift. On January 23, 2019 the deinstallation of the figures began and they are currently being restored at The Seward Johnson Atelier. The newly restored sculpture is anticipated to reopen to visitors in May of this year. As we embark on this project, it’s natural to look the first installation to understand how things were done, what the challenges were originally, and how the team at that time persevered to successfully complete the installation which we know and love today. The most appropriate person to share information regarding the original installation is Bruce Daniels, former Project Manager for Grounds For Sculpture and part of the three-person team (along with Brooke Barrie and Brian Carey) tasked by GFS founder Seward Johnson with finding the best location for this work in the newly opened sculpture park. What strikes me when reviewing the
While searching for a site in 1993, plywood cut-outs were used to represent the figures, photo by Bruce Daniels
1994, installing trees to recreate Manet’s landscape, photo by Bruce Daniels
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Seward Johnson comparing the orientation of the figures to the original composition, May 1994, photo by Bruce Daniels
Following excavation of the three main figures, January 2019, photo by Dani Edgar
photo archives of the first installation, is that with barely a week to go before the opening there was still so much work to be done. When pointing that out to Bruce Daniels, he just smiles and says simply, “That’s how we worked back then.” What follows are Bruce Daniels’ recollections of this project: We began in the summer of 1993 (130 years after the painting was first exhibited in Paris) with Brooke Barrie, Brian Carey, Seward, and me wandering around the newly formed park trying to decide on the right location for the piece. At first, we walked through the grounds carrying a large copy of the painting and periodically sitting in a group on the lawn. Then we progressed to using plywood cut-outs to represent the four figures in the painting. We finally settled on a section of lawn with a single Eastern White Pine as a good site for the project. We dug out the pond/stream, built a waterfall, established a hill in the background, and poured concrete foundations for the bronze figures that were being cast at the Johnson Atelier. Many dozens of perimeter screening trees were planted, as were hundreds of understory saplings and shrubs, in the effort to recreate the colors and textures of Manet’s woodland. The project was great fun as we scoured an abandoned nursery and adjacent woodlands off Princeton Pike for just the right trees to match the original painting.
Excavation of mud and debris from the pond, March 2019, photo by Bruce Daniels
The landscape and sculpture installation were completed for the Spring/Summer exhibition, which opened on May 21, 1994. It had been an intense and difficult project, but visitors to GFS could now walk into a three-dimensional version of Manet’s iconic painting to interact with the figures from every possible angle. We were all very happy with the outcome.
Artist and Rigger Harry Gordon assists with the deinstallation of the figures, January 2019, photo by Dani Edgar
DEVELOPMENT IN GRATITUDE, I’VE NAMED GFS IN A LEGACY GIFT Teri P. Cox, Grounds For Sculpture Board Member provided the required wording to use in naming GFS as a charity in my will. I’ve learned that planned gifts of any size can have a lasting impact on the growth and sustainability of a non-profit organization such as Grounds For Sculpture. With their guidance and little effort on my part, I updated my GFS has been an inspiring, magical, supportive and peaceful will to name GFS as one of my charities. retreat for me, my loved ones and friends since my late husband Bill and I first discovered it in 1992, soon after it Everyone connected with GFS has their own stories, opened. I’ve been an engaged supporter and volunteer in a experiences and feelings about this wonderful place. I’m number of ways over the years, as it’s grown and evolved. I’m pleased to share my decision about a legacy gift to GFS with the hope of encouraging others to consider this much honored to serve on the Board of Trustees. appreciated option that will help support our beloved As a ‘seasoned’ citizen who maintains careful watch over my organization well into the future. If you’re interested, please financial resources, I still wanted to do more to help GFS fulfill give this serious consideration. Thank you! its mission and invaluable contribution to the arts community. For more information, please contact Rhonda DiMascio, So, I considered another viable option—a legacy gift. Director of Development, by email at rdimascio@ The Development Team makes it easy. They provided groundsforsculpture.org or by phone at 609-249-0233, information that clearly explained more about these types or visit https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/Get-Involved/ of gifts and how much GFS appreciates them. They also Leave-a-Legacy I’ve traveled to many beautiful and amazing places in my life, but Grounds For Sculpture is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s pure joy—a wonderful gift to those of us in New Jersey and beyond.
Thanks to the generosity of so many like you, GFS continues to create unforgettable experiences to enrich, surprise, and inspire our members and donors, visitors, and their families. Please consider supporting this year’s Annual Fund. Your tax-deductible gift to GFS’s Annual Fund helps us to: • Develop an exciting schedule of exhibitions that open new avenues of artistic medium, process, and content. • Maintain the beauty and tranquility of the Grounds and care for our world-class horticulture. • Preserve, restore and expand our collection of contemporary sculpture. • Serve as an educational resource for visitors of all ages and abilities. • Use the experience of art and nature to improve individual health and wellness. • Introduce the joys of making and appreciating art to children. • Provide FREE admission all year to children age 5 and younger. Your gift to the Annual Fund, above and beyond your membership dues, helps sustain these important community assets you have come to appreciate. Please add to your support with a gift to our Annual Fund. You can donate online at www.GFStomorrow.org, by mail (Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619), or call 609-249-0233. Thank you for your generosity!
TRIBUTE PROGRAM AT GFS A Tribute Gift to GFS can honor special individuals or celebrate events such as births, weddings or anniversaries. Your donation supports the exhibitions and educational programs of this incredible arts organization while making a lasting tribute to a unique person or event. Remember, you can make a gift “In Memory” or “In Honor” of someone special. Every gift, large or small, counts and takes us one step closer to a secure future for the entire GFS community. For more information and tax deductibility, please contact Rhonda DiMascio at 609-249-0233 or visit groundsforsculpture.org/Get-Involved/Memorials.
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AND SO, THE ADVENTURE BEGINS… As most of you are aware, Nancy Schomburg, our Manager of Volunteer Services officially retired from GFS this past December, although she has not given us a chance to truly miss her yet, as she is still helping us out and jumping in when needed—in true Nancy form. We asked Nancy to reflect on her first memories of GFS, what she will miss most about us, and of course, what she will be doing in the next exciting phase of her life. Nancy Schomburg with Rhonda DiMascio, Director of Development
GFS Memories… When I started as Manager of Volunteer Services at GFS on March 4, 2013, I had only visited once with my family that Christmas holiday. Like many of our guests, I had heard of Grounds For Sculpture for years, but not visited. My family had decided that year to give each other the gift of time, so my gift to them (and me!) was to visit GFS together. Thrilled to be offered the position here just a few months later, my first days were typically a whirl of meeting new people and learning how GFS functions. Graciously accepting the offers of several staff to tour the grounds, I loved hearing about its history and everyone’s favorite stories about the sculptures. The most memorable story came from Kathryn Chisholm, when she told me I could tell “Dana” by Curt Brill all of my secrets and she’d tell no one. “Dana” remains one of my favorite sculptures. I was also impressed by visiting the MEB and meeting some of the artist studios. That
is still my favorite building and I consider Artists in Action the best annual event. It is a treasure that GFS has so many talented artists on site and that I have been able to tap them as a resource for volunteer trainings over the past six years. I’ve always been attracted to the work happening behind the scenes, so I am in awe every time I enter the MEB. This special building is where the Facilities Department has always been willing to help me solve a problem, the artists were willing to talk about their work, and the Horticulture staff supported me as I developed my latest idea. What I will miss most about GFS… As I gradually take leave of GFS, I admit I will miss the Volunteers the most. I have always heard that when you work with a person who volunteers, you are working with the best society has to offer. I have had the good fortune of working with volunteers for the past 15 years and can vouch for that statement. The volunteers at GFS are truly good people who love the organization and I am fortunate to consider many of them my friends. We have celebrated together, mourned losses together, supported and learned from each other. GFS is fortunate to have these people represent the organization to guests and the community. Next Phase… Stepping into the next phase of my life is daunting. I am finding dreaming the dream is easier than creating the reality. In whatever form it takes, I am looking forward to creating adventures for my pets and myself. I have a daughter on each coast, so I feel the entire country is open to us. I hope to travel and push myself out of my comfort zone. I have often laughed that it is now time for me to do what I didn’t do in my 20’s. Time will tell how successful I am this time around! Nancy, thank you for all your hard work and unlimited commitment to all the Volunteers and Staff, and the hundreds of thousands of visitors who have come through the gates over the past 6 years. We look forward to hearing about your adventures!
WITH FOCUS ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, GFS WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER, ALEXANDER GLADNEY Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexander Gladney, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Capital Health System, Inc., to its Board of Trustees. “We are honored to have Alexander join our Board of Trustees,” says Gary Garrido Schneider, GFS Executive Director. “His dedication to health and wellness and our desire to improve well-being through the experience of art in nature are well-aligned.” A graduate of Georgetown University, Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Fine Arts. Following his undergraduate education, he attended Temple University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate with a focus on Corporate Law. At Capital Health, Alex manages a variety of responsibilities across several departments, including corporate, real estate, contract, and voting rights law. Outside of his professional endeavors, Alex is a committed philanthropist, and is particularly passionate about organizations and causes related to the healthcare field and communities affected by poverty.
“Grounds For Sculpture is one of the most unique artistic environments in the United States. It has the power to enrich, heal, and transform lives. This appointment is truly an honor. I look forward to working with fellow board members to help the organization reach its long-term goals through hard work and dedication,” says Alex.
Janis Napoli, Horticulturist As my one-year anniversary as Horticulturist at Grounds For Sculpture approaches, I am looking forward to the blooms I missed before I started my position, such as the Southern Magnolias, Yellowwood, Lindens, Lilacs, and Dogwoods. Also, with so much rain this past year, we should have much new growth—we are anticipating abundant flowers!
Throughout the park, we have also added plants that are new to GFS:
• Hydrangea species • Heuchua species • Liatris microcephala • Weigela “Sonic Bloom” What should we look for this season? • Heptacodium miconioides (Seven Sons tree) • Araucaria araucana (Monkey puzzle tree) We have planted many new Pollinator attractors around the Van Gogh pond area, • Hemerocallis species and are hoping for some beautiful action this summer: I’m really looking forward to working with the returning Horticulture Volunteers, • Phlox cultivar (Laura, Nicky, Glamour Girl, Jeana) and hoping to add new volunteers, too! For more information about Volunteering at • Monarda (bee balm) GFS, please visit groundsforsculpture.org. • Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) • Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower) • Kniphofia pedatum (Red hot poker) • Budleia spp. (butterfly bush)
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