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Lotus and Waterlilies in our Fountains.

The Dixon Gardens for 4 fountains. Three of these are planted with the beautiful and flowery lotus and water liles. Farnsworth Fountain in the Cutting Garden, Canale Fountain, on the East side of the Gallery and Kaneko Fountain at the terminus of the Venus Allee-both of these are original to the 1940 Dixon Garden design. This year they are planted with rare and unusual plants from a family nursery that’s been in business since 1892.  We selected tropicals that would bloom the... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Arranging the Dixon

Twice a week there are four fresh flower arrangements that are placed in the Gallery foyer and residence. All of the flowers and foliage come from the greenhouses, nursery and grounds of the Dixon.  The visitor experience is enhanced greatly by the attention to a detail from the days of Mrs. Dixon’s habit of furnishing her home with not only great art and beautiful furniture, but with lovely flower arrangements.  Those who notice are drawn to find them in the residential part of the... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, March 24, 2016
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A Basic Flower Arranging Kit

Assembling a tool box of items needed to create simple flower arrangements makes the process of creating an arrangement a pleasure. All you have to do is bring flowers home or the grocery store or go out in the yard and cut some branches and flowers and pull out your tool box to start arranging.  In your kit you will find all sorts of gadgets that help in cutting and arranging plant material. Floral scissors, pruners, floral preservative for the water, wires, picks, candle holders, and... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, November 19, 2015
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La Realización de Tulipmanía

Espero que todos hayan tenido la oportunidad de ver "Tulipmanía: 150,000 Blooms". Disfrutamos el poder compartir con nuestra ciudad un espectáculo tan increíble, y tenemos que agradecer al personal del jardín del Dixon  por darnos la oportunidad de ser testigos de tanta belleza concentrada en un solo lugar. En particular nos gustaría agradecerle a Lorenzo Pérez con quien tuve la oportunidad de conversar y hacerle algunas preguntas acerca de la exposición de tulipanes y su rol en... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, April 30, 2015
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The Making of Tulipmania

Hopefully everyone had the chance to see “Tulipmania: 150,000 Blooms” at the Dixon.  We really enjoyed sharing such an amazing sight with our city, and we have the Dixon garden staff to thank for the opportunity to witness so much beauty in one place, specifically Lorenzo Perez.   I had the chance to ask Lorenzo a number of questions about the tulip exhibition and his part in making it so spectacular.   Lorenzo's favorite tulips. First, Lorenzo and I talked about... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Preview of Perennials: Munch and Learn Recap by Linley Schmidt, Public Programs Coordinator

Munch and Learn is a brown bag lecture series at the Dixon that happens each Wednesday from noon to one o’clock. You bring your lunch, and we provide sodas and a speaker! This week Dale Skaggs, the Dixon’s Director of Horticulture, talked about perennials that will be available at the Dixon Garden Faire on April 24 -25 from 9:00am – 4:00 pm.   Dale is a fount of knowledge about soil, light and pruning preferences of plants.  He also typically knows where each plant is originally... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, February 26, 2015
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