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   Date: 7/6/10 Bookmark and Share

What's in Bloom at Smith?

All summer long, plants and flowers of various types, shapes, scents and colors burst into bloom at different times and locations on campus. Itís hard to keep up with whatís blooming where. To assist, the Gate is introducing this summer series. Perhaps it will help guide your next lunchtime stroll, or inspire a personal campus garden tour.

The first edition features daylilies blooming in the Capen Garden. The Capen Garden daylily bed, located at the west end of the garden on either side of the locust pergola, is a relatively new feature, and displays Stout Silver Medal award-winning cultivars. The annual award, named for Dr. Arlow Burdette Stout, the father of modern daylily breeding in North America, has been given since 1950 by the American Hemerocallis Society. It is the highest award a daylily can receive.

Whatís in Bloom on Campus? (Click on images for enlarged view.)

Hemerocallis 'Barbara Mitchell," winner of the 1992 Stout Silver Medal.

Hemerocallis "Strawberry Candy," winner of the 1998 Stout Silver Medal.


Photos and information provided by Pamela Dods, Botanic Garden.


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