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This Week at the Gardens: November 18th

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This Week at the Gardens: November 18th

This rose isn’t called ‘Stanwell Perpetual’ for nothing. It is still throwing out buds and has many white flowers on it. There are several to admire in the Fragrance Garden. One of my favorite shrubs for autumn color as well as spring fragrance is the Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii). This is a great plant for our area, and grows in shade or sun, though it doesn’t like to get too...

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This Week at the Gardens: October 28th

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This Week at the Gardens: October 28th

Among them, Brugmansia, also called Angel’s Trumpet, is seductively gorgeous. Its thick, sweet fragrance grows stronger as the flower matures. All parts of the plant are poisonous to humans and animals. Don’t Let it Escape! Safely contained in the pond in Marnie’s Pavilion, water hyacinth (Eichhornia crasipes) is a show-off with bubble-shaped leaves and lavender flowers. However, once it escapes into the warm waterways of southern climes, it quickly chokes out other...

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This Week at the Gardens: October 21st

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This Week at the Gardens: October 21st

Fruit These prickly pear fruits, or “cactus apples” as I heard a child call them, are really showy at the moment. This picture was taken in the Water-Smart Garden. Leaves Plenty of fall color enriches the Gardens, from glowing yellow trees to more subtle browns and fiery reds and oranges.  Tall spikes of blue Aconitum (Monk’s Hood) wave in the breeze. Oh, and I had to throw in a picture of these long-blooming Geranium flowers,...

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