Autumn crocuses: the real thing

Autumn crocuses: the real thing

October 17, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Crocus pulchellus in Rock Alpine GardenCrocus speciosus This is the wonderful patch of Crocus pulchellus (with one Crocus speciosus interloper!) across from the Succulent House in the Rock Alpine Garden.Learn more
Blazing star anomaly

Blazing star anomaly

October 14, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Plains Garden, October 10, 2010 Each of the dozens of gardens right now glistens and glimmers with that late season bounty that suggests to many of us that this is indeed the loveliest of seasons. As the conflagration of autumn leaves joins the last blazing flowers of the year, the Rembrandtian...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of October 9th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of October 9th

October 8, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• 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...Learn more
Water Gardens are Fabulous in Sept., Part III

Water Gardens are Fabulous in Sept., Part III

September 27, 2010 | Joe Tomocik
The tropical waterlilies now sport bold purplish leaves; a reflection of autumn’s cooler and shorter days.Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 25th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 25th

September 24, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• 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...Learn more
Water Gardens are Fabulous in Sept., Part II

Water Gardens are Fabulous in Sept., Part II

September 20, 2010 | Joe Tomocik
Collectors Series ‘Helvola’…the Grandest Little Waterlily on the Planet - On the way to the Monet Pool stop at the popular Zen Doorway pool for a special treat. In the foreground find the diminutive charming smallest hardy water of all, Nymphaea ‘Helvola’. The petite canary-yellow flowers are...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 18th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 18th

September 17, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• 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...Learn more
Water Gardens are Fabulous in Sept., Part I

Water Gardens are Fabulous in Sept., Part I

September 14, 2010 | Joe Tomocik
The Gardens, including the water gardens, are fabulous if not spectacular in September. Victoria…grandest waterlily of all! Whereas the hardy waterlilies are slowing down a bit in September (many have been flowering since late May), the tropical waterlilies including the Giant Water Platter are...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 4th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 4th

September 4, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Bromeliads: Look for the beautiful Aechmea ‘Blue Tango’ and Aechmea ‘Maginali’. Their cups hold water for the plant, and their gorgeous flowers attract pollinators. • Rocks, Mist, and Water: The space itself will delight you as you wander among several waterfalls, through caves, or up to the...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 28th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 28th

August 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Traditional: What could be more ordinary than marigolds and brown-eyed susan (Rudbeckia)? But look how splashy they are when they are artfully placed! Another fairly common annual, the zinnia (here, Zinnia ‘Profusion’), adds vibrant color to the All-America Selections Garden. Gomphrena is another...Learn more

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