The Butchart Chronicles : August 20, 2015

Flower and Garden Report August 20, 2015

Trash cans
We have finalized the plans for next year’s summer floral display and now we begin sourcing the seed, cuttings and plugs required to put it all together. It’s exciting to make changes and improvements to the display as our primary objective is to produce a more spectacular and awe-inspiring display each and every year.         

As I was walking around today I was especially focused on our incredible assortment of hanging baskets, container plantings and especially our unique garbage can lid planters – yes, we even plant the top of our garbage cans!  These exquisite creations were designed to accent the overall garden display, but they really are horticultural highlights in and of themselves. 

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 all continue to produce an abundance of blooms.

- Rick Los

Garden Planters
Flowering in the Garden

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