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The Butchart Chronicles : June 30, 2016

Flower and Garden Report for July 1, 2016

 

After months of preparation we have finally opened the newly landscaped area that is the setting for the magnificent Dragon Fountain. This area is uniquely planted up with the majority of the plant material originating from China. We have tried to blend the new with the old to make it look like the area has always been a part of the garden. 

Throughout the garden we are experiencing the peak of our summer colour so this is truly a wonderful time to enjoy the garden at its finest.

Dragon Fountain

Plants that are blooming or coming into bloom include:

  • Abutilon
  • Acanthus
  • Achillea
  • Aconitum
  • Aruncus
  • Astilbe
  • Astrantia
  • Baptisia
  • Begonia (Tuberous varieties are outstanding – don’t miss the Begonia bower!)
  • Catalpa
  • Clerodendron ugandense
  • Clethra
  • Cornus kousa
  • Crocosmia
  • Dianthus
  • Dierama
  • Escallonia
  • Hemerocallis
  • Hydrangea
  • Hypericum
  • Inula
  • Lathyrus - (Sweet Pea)
  • Lavatera
  • Lavendula
  • Leonotis
  • Ligularia
  • Lilium
  • Lysimachia
  • Monarda
  • Oenothera
  • Opuntia  (Mediterranean Garden)
  • Pachystachys - (Golden shrimp  or Lollipop plant) in containers
  • Phlox
  • Phygelius
  • Polemonium
  • Romneya (California Tree Poppy)
  • Roses
  • Silene
  • Spartium
  • Thalictrum
  • Thermopsis
  • Thunbergia
  • Tradescantia
  • Verbascum
  • Veronica
  • Yucca
  • Zantedeschia – Arum or Calla Lily

    Begonia baskets