Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 26

The week of August 25-31

In the Garden Hall Courtyard a terrific late summer grouping of Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' (Japanese Anemone) with Anemone x hybrida 'Party Dress' (the darker pink of the two anemones). In the foreground, Tricyrtis 'Tojen' (Toad Lily).

In the Water Garden North:

Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant' (Showy Stonecrop) with Sedum 'Postman's Pride.' Both are terrific selections and are hardy to our climate. They show well even through winter after their flowers have dried. Postman's Pride is a dark-stemmed variety gaining popularity.

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Acer palmatum var. dissectum (Dissectum Group) 'Garnet' (Japanese Maple) with an underplanting of Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' (Japanese Forest Grass)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The week of August 17

Dahlias: Join head gardener Sandra Pella for Dahlia Daze on Tuesday August 25 froom 1-3 p.m. at the TBG.

The north side of the President's Choice Show Garden has many varieties of Dahlias including Dahlia 'Pooh', an example of a Collerette flower-type. Here it is set of by Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight.' Dahlias' peak time for blooming is late August through September and they will continue into October until frost.

In the foreground and flowering now: Miscanthus sinensis 'Huron Blush' (Japanese Silver Grass) with the variegated Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland' (Maiden Grass) which will flower later in August through September.

Chelone Iyonii (Pink Turtlehead) Nature. A native plant which is also popular in white.

In the Water Garden West Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' (Perennial Sunflower). A giant sunflower known for its lemony yellow blooms on tall stalks.

Iin the Water Garden East Helenium 'Rubinzwerg' (Sneezeweed) with Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' (Black-eyed Susan). The Helenium is a good example of the hot reds, oranges and yellows that are prominent now in the garden.

In the Entry Garden Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' (Ornamental Oregano). A great plant for the perennial border which also makes a good groundcover when combined with other taller flowering plants such as Perovskia.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August 12,2009

In the Nature Garden you will find:
Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) with Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' (Black-eyed Susan)

In the Herb Garden:
Rhus typhina (Tiger Eyes) ='Bailtiger' (Cutleaf Sumac) with Monarda didyma (Beebalm)

In the Water Garden East:
Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' (Summer Phlox)

In the Entry Courtyard:
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' (Fleeceflower)

In the Entry Garden:
Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Gateway' (Joe Pye Weed)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Week of August 4- 10

The north side of the President's Choice Show Garden has different varieties of Dahlias. Join Sandra Pella for Dahlia Daze on August 11, 18 and 25 at the TBG.

'Dana' [Small Semi-Cactus]

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Switch grass)

In the Westview Terrace:

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' (Summersweet)

In the Entry Garden you will find:

Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Moorhexe' (Moor Grass)

Helenium 'Rubinzwerg' (Sneezeweed)

In the Demonstration Courtyard:

Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)