May 20 2020

May 2020 News from Kruse

Posted at 10:40 am under Kruse House

Red Bud

Red Bud in Kruse Garden

Wonderful things are blooming in the Kruse House Garden. The back hill is a breathtaking blue carpet of grape hyacinths (Muscari). They are fading now but flocks, bee balm, camassia, bears breeches and penstemon are beginning to peak out. Celadine poppies are blooming bright yellow, as are dwarf iris and the peonies already have buds.

The Red Bud in the back corner of the garden is beautiful – a pretty pink.

Tulips

Tulips in Kruse Garden

The 200 tulip bulbs planted last fall are absolutely spectacular. The tulips are tall, multiple colors, and sturdy; they even survived the hard freeze.

The butterflies are back! We’re happy to have seven works of art grace the garden. Thanks to People Made Visible and Gallery 200, we’ve included four butterflies that were installed around town last year. Included are two that were created by West Chicago elementary students.

Butterfly Butterfly

Spring FlowersTake a break and walk the garden, immerse yourself in the magic of May.

If you want to join the Kruse House crew this year, regular work days are Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon, though adjustable to fit your schedule. Contact Billie Childress or Kerry Perry or email WestChicagoGardenClub@gmail.com and the message will be forwarded to both of them.

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