~ BOSCOBEL ~
What to do on a beautiful Sunny day in May?
Of course, stroll through the Historic Gardens at Boscobel
Boscobel is conveniently located in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, ( Garrison, N.Y.)
The Hudson River enters this region in the south at Dunderberg Mountainnear Stony Point, and from the north in the vicinity of Storm King Mountainand Breakneck Ridge near Cornwall, New York. These highlands played a significant role in America's military, cultural and environmental history
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is a unique and beautiful 270-acre tidal marsh managed by Audubon as a wildlife sanctuary since 1970. It is located in Putnam County, New York on the east shore of the Hudson River, just south of the village of Cold Spring. http://constitutionmarsh.audubon.org/
My Stars look who decided to join me on my garden adventures. That's right! It's Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare ~ And I must say they look absolutely SMASHING as they lead me through the orange and pink tulips.
In front of the mansion, William and Edgar take in the views of the Hudson River, the Hudson Highlands, Constitution Marsh, and the West Point Military Academy.
"No pictorial or sculptural combinations of points of human loveliness, do more than approach the living and breathing human beauty as it gladdens our daily path."
- from "The Landscape Garden"
And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN!
Planted and maintained by the Philipstown Garden Club, the herb garden features a variety of plants and trees that would have played an important role in daily life of early 19th century. Plants such as sage, rosemary, lemon verbena, sweet woodruff, oleander and flax and fruit-bearing trees including pear and quince, were valued not just for their use in cooking but also for medicinal purposes, fragrance, and for making coloring and dyes. Since States Dyckman owned many fruit trees that could not have survived New York winters, it is most likely that an orangery was among the outbuildings of the original Montrose property. Today, Boscobel’s brick and clapboard orangery harbors a variety of warm weather plants throughout the winter.
"Arousing from the most profound of slumbers, we break the gossamer web of somedream. Yet in a second afterward, (so frail may that web have been) we remember not that we have dreamed."
Edgar Allan Poe: