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The Weekly Bloom: November 4th

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The Weekly Bloom: November 4th

Waves of color can be seen everywhere: golden grasses next to fiery barberries (Berberis) in front of orange or yellow trees, beside deep green pines--there is a picture around every corner!

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The Weekly Bloom: Week of October 9th

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The Weekly Bloom: Week of October 9th

• A Little Summer: I’ve been finding some sweet little color combinations lately, like this decorative oregano alongside hardy geraniums. Spot this in the Romantic Garden just outside the Herb Garden. Also check out the masses of Salvia azurea growing in the Cottonwood Border—not to be missed! • A Little Fall: Buckeye and sumac are starting to change color, with other signs of autumn not far behind. The buckeye trees (Aesculus glabra), with...

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The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 25th

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The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 25th

• Bits: Colchicum—Autumn Crocuses—are pushing up in a number of places, most notably Shady Lane and the Perennial Walk. They are big and beautiful, especially in combination with other flowers. • Pieces: Verbena bonariensis has been in bloom for awhile now, but in masses, it really shows off. See it out front in our street display, and elsewhere such as the Rose Garden.

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The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 18th

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The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 18th

• Berries: Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas) has the earliest blooms of just about any tree in the Gardens, usually appearing in March or even February. Its small but welcome yellow flowers become deep red berries; find them in the Romantic Garden. Toward the west end of this garden, you can also find several viburnums with showy berries, Viburnum lentago (Nannyberry) and Viburnum x bodnantense (Arrowwood.) • Berries: The Birds and Bees Garden has...

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