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.
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Perennial Walk just gets better and better; the Rock Alpine Garden...
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...
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.