This Week at the Gardens: May 20th

This Week at the Gardens: May 20th

May 20, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
This Week at the Gardens: April 22nd

This Week at the Gardens: April 22nd

April 22, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
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...Learn more
Let us now praise peonies..

Let us now praise peonies..

May 29, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Species peonies to be precise. Who does not admire the sumptuous exuberance, the voluptuous colors and textures that suggest the same sorts of things marketed by Victoria's Secret. And I don't mean lingerie...peonies are frankly the sexpots of the garden. The hybrids are Zsa Zsa Gabors and Sophia...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

May 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Peonies and Tree Peonies (Paeonia): June's PlantAsia is the place to look for both types, as peonies are native to Asia. Tree peonies retain their woody growth throughout the winter. Their leaves tend to be more blue-green than herbaceous peonies, and their flowers are often larger. You’ll find...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 30

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 30

April 29, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Blossoms: Cherries and crabapples are glowing in shades of pink everywhere you look. Don’t miss the delicate Prunus subhirtella (Winter-flowering Cherry) located beyond the moon gate in June's PlantAsia. Also, weeping cherries and crabapples form delightful bowers of color throughout the Gardens...Learn more