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This Week at the Gardens: May 13th

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This Week at the Gardens: May 13th

Lunaria annua is a pretty little reseeding annual, also known as money plant, for its coin-shaped seed pods. Find its magenta flowers sprinkled throughout the Perennial Walk. Right next to this tree, you can see and smell a marvelous daphne (Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’. This Plant Select offering is spectacular for several weeks this time of year. Gardens Not to Miss: Perennial Walk just gets better and better; the Rock Alpine Garden...

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This Week at the Gardens: April 29th

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This Week at the Gardens: April 29th

One of my favorite early perennials is the Prairie Smoke Geum, which doesn’t look a lot like its more familiar, later-blooming, Geum relatives. You can see a nice example in the Perennial Walk. Amidst all the crabs, plums, apples, and cherries that have been blooming over the past couple weeks, seek out a hidden gem: Prunus subhirtella “Autumnalis’, Winter Flowering Cherry, is still blooming just beyond the Ting in PlantAsia, along...

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This Week at the Gardens: April 22nd

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This Week at the Gardens: April 22nd

Speaking of peonies, the earliest are starting to open. In PlantAsia, the Paeonia tenuifolia is always a favorite, with bright red flowers on ferny leaves. Catch an eyeful of Euphorbia polychroma ‘Candy’ at the east end of the Water-Smart Garden. Or spend time admiring the bright green new leaves emerging everywhere.

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