The Butchart Chronicles : August 28, 2015

Flower and Garden Report August 27, 2015

Hanging baskets in The Gardens
I don’t know how many times in the last week that I’ve overheard our visitors gushing about the size and beauty of our hanging baskets. When these baskets come out of our greenhouses in May they are really mere shadows of what they transform into later in the summer. What starts off as an interesting collection of small plants in underwhelming baskets ends up as massive cascades of brilliant colour that accent many of our facilities. To be truthful, the word “accent” doesn’t do justice to these exotic creations as they truly are masterpieces in and of themselves! In some cases you will find these floral cascades extending more than 8 feet from the tiny perches that they were planted in.

Besides the baskets, 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, director of horticulture

Garden containers in The Gardens
Flowering in the Garden

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

Hanging baskets in The Gardens