Autumn Plants are Beginning to Bloom

Garden maintenance manager Tim Malone has brought vitality and increasing beauty to Center Park. He is looking forward to meeting you, and welcomes your questions.

The outstanding limelight hydrangea is blooming near the granite bench, a new climbing hydrangea has settled on three trellis panels, and the first in September’s spectacular displays will be a late clematis spreading along the fence, followed by two gorgeous Nippon daisy bouquets in front of the parking area. Many other special interest plants  surround the lawn.

Old Home Day: Saturday, June 27

Visitors will find three distinct features when they visit Center Park on Old Home Day:

1) Performances by musicians from the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra

CCOrchA new feature of Center Park’s 2015 Old Home Day celebration will be musical performances by members of the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra, beginning at 1:30pm on Saturday, June 27.

There will be Alpine Horn for folk and Swiss tunes; a String quartet playing two of the lively movements of Dvorak’s American String Quartet; and a Jazz quartet.

2) Center Park’s 8th Birthday Picnic

8th-bdayBring your family’s picnic lunch and celebrate Center Park’s 8th birthday. You’ll enjoy the outstanding beauty of all the new and established plantings in the beds around the lawn.

And, this year, enjoy a variety of music provided by the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra while you’re savoring the contents of your picnic basket.

3) The kind of glorious blossoms that visitors have come to expect.

clematis 2015Royal purple clematis is in bloom along the fence near the teak benches, along with the nepeta and astilbe.

This particular clematis is especially courageous: Winter’s snow and ice took it back to the ground, but its roots were strong and it began to grow until it was knocked down early in the spring. Garden Manager Tim Malone nursed it back to health, and it’s currently robust and full of blooms.

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