Years later, did he go back and say, “I remember it as so much bigger. . . “?
The little boy was almost certainly the son of George Wesley Hess, who was Superintendent and then Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden from 1913 to 1934. There are more photos of the family and the Garden here.
I bless thee, Lord, because I GROW
Among thy trees, which in a ROW
To thee both fruit and order OW.
— George Herbert, from “Paradise”
We’re down to our last week in Rwanda; next stop: Germany — where it’s been snowing for the last four days.
Happy New Year to you all!
I have done relatively little work in the garden since October, when we returned from our home leave in the U.S. — so finding these bird of paradise or Strelitzia reginae blooms this morning was a nice surprise.
I will keep this post quite short because our internet speed has taken a nosedive today (descending to brink-of-tears level), and I just need to get on and off and go decorate the tree.
This is my last Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day report from Rwanda. Next month, we are moving to Stuttgart, Germany. We are very excited about living in Europe for the first time. Please stay tuned. . . . and send me recommendations of German gardens to visit.
To see what’s blooming today for other garden bloggers, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
And have a wonderful holiday season!