Monday, January 11, 2010

Jan. 11-18

In the Demonstration Courtyard, you will find:
Clematis 'Sherriffii' Tangutica Group (Cultivar of Clematis); this vigorous late blooming vine known for its bell-shaped yellow flowers, has spectaular seedheads- even in winter

In the Nature Garden :
Chelone lyonii (Pink Turtlehead); pink 'turtlehead' flowers atop four-foot stems summer through fall; another example of a plant which holds its structure well through winter

In the Nature Garden:
Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly' (Bush Honeysuckle); this shrub has a thicket-forming habit, its yellow flowers are attractive to butterflies; seen here having turned to seed and dried, held well on the plant until it is cut back in late winter

In the Show Garden:
Pinus mugo 'Aurea Fastigiata' (Mountain Pine; the yellow-green needles of this bushy, semi-dwarf shrub, become even more luminously golden with the cold of winter

In the Garden Hall Courtyard - Water Channel:
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' (Maiden Grass); warm season grass, tan brown foliage in winter which stands up well until being cut down in spring

Monday, January 4, 2010


In the Entry Garden:
Echinacea purpurea 'Vintage Wine' (Purple Coneflower); this distinctive cultivar of Echinacea is characterized by its upright habit, seen here still holding seed heads upright brushed with snow

In the Nature Garden:
Viburnum dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy' (Linden Viburnum); northern gardeners can enjoy the impressive red fruit of this especially hardy dilatatum variety

In the Show Garden:
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Variegata' (Nootka False Cypress); random cream-yellow variegation covers about a third of the blue-green foliage

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:
Pinus parviflora (Glauca Group) (Japanese White Pine); each blue needle of this representative of the Japanese White Pine has a white stripe; an outstanding garden tree

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:
Pinus strobus 'Horsford' (White Pine); a very compact form of Eastern White Pine, a miniature bun shape with thin light green needles