A Lotus From the Arboretum

June 22, 2012 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

"Arboretum at Penn State"

While we all wait for the verdict from the Jerry Sandusky trial, I thought I’d share something more pleasant with you—a photo taken by Laurie Creasy ’77 of Penn State Public Information over at the Arboretum.

It’s a lotus, and according to Patrick Williams ’93, the development director responsible for the Arboretum, it’s similar to the lotus we featured on our cover a few years back. Both are the work of George Griffith ’56, who has donated many of his beautiful lotuses and other water lilies to the Arboretum.

According to Patrick, the one on our magazine cover was the Manchurian lotus. This latest photo, by contrast, is of “a miniature lotus called South Beach. George gave it to us in April. We re-planted a division of the Manchurian lotus in the lotus pool late last month. Hoping to see it bloom later this summer or early fall.”

I had a chance to stroll the Arboretum last weekend with a friend who was visiting the area, and I was really taken by how beautiful it is. I hope to blog about that and share some photos next week.

Tina Hay, editor

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