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The Butchart Chronicles : August 14, 2015

Flower and Garden Report August 13, 2015

Summer colour
This week we are finalizing the design and planning of next year’s fabulous summer floral display. Throughout the season we make notes on our likes and dislikes, which plants were our best performers as well as coming up with ideas for new plant combinations. We also look for opportunities to include new and exciting plant varieties that have performed well in our own trial garden or plants that have been recommended by our peers.            

The primary focus in all of our designs is to maximize colour - designing a display that provides colour from the beginning of the season (when we first plant the summer display) until the end of the season in September.

If you visit this week you will find the gardens bursting with colour as the sensational display beds, exquisite perennial borders and our amazing Rose garden continue to produce an abundance of blooms.

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Rose Garden colourFlowering in the Garden

  • Abutilon
  • Acanthus
  • Achillea   
  • Acidanthera
  • Aconitum  
  • Agapanthus
  • Amaranthus
  • Anemone x hybrida  
  • Astrantia 
  • Begonias (incredible tuberous varieties as standards and in hanging baskets)
  • Brugmansia
  • Canna
  • Chelone 
  • Cimicifuga     
  • Clematis
  • Clerodendrum
  • Clethra
  • Cosmos      
  • Crocosmia
  • Dahlia
  • Echinacea
  • Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)
  • Eryngium (Sea Holly)
  • Eupatorium  
  • Fuchsia
  • Gypsophila
  • Helenium
  • Helianthus  
  • Hibiscus
  • Hydrangea  
  • Inula
  • Iochroma  
  • Lantana
  • Leonotis
  • Ligularia
  • Lilies
  • Lobelia
  • Lysimachia
  • Myrtus  (Mediterranean Garden)
  • Origanum ‘Kent Beauty’  
  • Pentas
  • Phlox
  • Phygelius
  • Polemonium 
  • Punicia (Pomegranite)
  • Salpiglossis
  • Salvia
  • Sophora  new
  • Thalictrum
  • Thunbergia 
  • Tradescantia  
  • Verbascum  
  • Veronica

Summer colour at The Gardens