Saturday, May 21, 2016

Japanese Roof Iris

At Ned Wolf Park, we have an usual species of Iris called Iris tectorum 'Alba', also known as white Japansee roof iris. It likes shade and its blooms, though short-lived, are like elegant fluttering butterflies. This Iris tolerates dry conditions and has thrived under a Sophora tree in a raised bed against the wall. Despite digging up and selling several divisions for our plant sale, the stand looks magnificent.  The wide blades of foliage will grow a bit longer after blooming finishes. And unlike its cousins that prefer sun, this Iris foliage arches handsomely to create a fountain effect for the remainder of the growing season and tolerating some winter months, too.

May Marvels

On May 14th, we staged another successful Plant Sale.h The Friends of Ned Wolf Park earned it's operating budget plus additional funds for our capital campaign to replace old railroad ties with reclaimed belgian blocks. In fact our net income was up 40% by adding more plants. Both donated plants harvested from the park and wholesale purchased perennials and herbs account for uptick in sales.

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 1st...Hot and rainy

After just enough rain to darken a new layer of mulch, this showy drift of Chionodoxa welcomes spring on this April Fools Day.
On the sunny side of the garden, Donkeytail spurge aka Euphorbia myrsinites, mixes with Grape hyacinth. In the next weeks, most of the perennials will awaken from winter dormancy.  Come visit and see the progress!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Ned Wolf Park 2016 Plant Sale

It's time to think about spring planting... and the annual Ned Wolf Park Plant Sale!

The 2016 Plant Sale will be held on Saturday May 14, from 10 AM to 1 PM in Ned Wolf Park, corner of Ellet & McCallum in Mt. Airy. Rain date is Sunday May 15, 10 AM - 1 PM. Hundreds of plants for sun and shade, including perennials, shrubs and some annuals, will be on sale. Proceeds support the work of the Friends of Ned Wolf Park.

We are accepting donations of plants for the sale. For more info, contact Eric Sternfels at emsternfels@icloud.com.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Plant Sale

Saturday, May 30, 10 AM to 1 PM


At the park: corner of Ellect and McCallum Streets

Hundreds of plants for sun and shade, including perennials, shrubs and some annuals, will be on sale. Proceeds support the work of the Friends of Ned Wolf Park.

We're still accepting donations of plants for the sale. For more info, contact Eric Sternfels at emsternfels@msn.com.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wedding #2


Believe it or not, just a few weeks after Ned Wolf Park's first wedding came the second couple to select our park as the site for their marital union, 
Delia Raab-Snyder and James Lewis. 


 Delia wanted her wedding ceremony to be free and clear of most traditions but she & James were married under a canopy.  She's shown here "breaking the glass", another Jewish tradition, though usually performed by the groom.


After the late afternoon ceremony was concluded, the happy couple paraded to their reception with guests and a Dixieland band in tow.  As you can see in the background of this photo, the chairs set up in the park's central terrace were quickly removed within a few minutes of the wedding party's departure.  We sure hope that more folks will think of Ned Wolf Park as a place to celebrate special moments in their lives!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Newly Wed @ NWP

Anthony Saint-Preux and Clint'a Johnson     





Ned Wolf Park hosted its first wedding in August as Clint'a and Anthony declared their vows before friends and family in the newly updated central terrace.  [Looks like our new wall served as a perfect perch for a photographer taking intimate images of the nuptuals.





Afterward, the photographers took some pictures of the wedding party including the bride's attendants wearing coral and groomsmen in black suits.  Then on to some special shots of just the newlyweds.  Only difficulty for the beaming bride was walking through the lawn with her ultra-high black stiletto heels as the couple moved from being framed by the shed doors...........
.......to the a spot behind the planted island bed where a collection of late summer blooming flowers helped show off the happy couple.   Overcast skies did not dampen the warm spirit of this joyous occasion. We sure hope Clint'a & Anthony will keep visiting & let the beauty of our gardens remind them of this memorable milestone....for them and for Ned Wolf Park.