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The Butchart Chronicles : July 29, 2016

Flower and Garden Report for July 29, 2016

"love & peace"

The Roses have come back in full force as we have finally managed to keep our resident deer at bay. We rely on perimeter fencing to keep deer out of the garden, but we’ve had issues with some of our gates which we now seem to have sorted out. Unfortunately for the deer, they will have to find a place to feast elsewhere – albeit the feast won’t be quite as colourful or tasty!

Throughout the entire garden the summer display is at its peak and the Dahlias are growing by leaps and bounds, producing more and more blooms each week. Often overlooked, the perennial borders continue to perform well and provide us with a vast array of exceptional colours, forms and textures to further enhance the floral extravaganza.

If that isn’t enough, you will also be delighted by an elaborate collection of hanging baskets, window boxes and container plantings that compliment and add to the overall experience.

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Plants that are blooming or coming into bloom include:

  • Abelia
  • Abutilon
  • Acanthus
  • Aconitum
  • Agapanthus
  • Albizia
  • Astilbe
  • Astrantia
  • Baptisia
  • Begonia (Tuberous varieties are outstanding – don’t miss the Begonia bower!)
  • Brugmansia
  • Buddleia or Buddleja
  • Calluna
  • Canna Lily
  • Chelone
  • Cimicifuga
  • Clerodendron ugandense
  • Coreopsis
  • Cosmos
  • Echinacea
  • Eucryphia
  • Fuchsia
  • Gladiolus
  • Helenium
  • Helianthus
  • Hibiscus
  • Hydrangea
  • Inula
  • Justicia
  • Lantana
  • Lavatera
  • Lavendula
  • Leonotis
  • Leycesteria
  • Ligularia
  • Lilium
  • Lysimachia
  • Monarda
  • Opuntia  (Mediterranean Garden)
  • Pachystachys - (Golden shrimp  or Lollipop plant) in containers
  • Passiflora
  • Perovskia
  • Persicaria
  • Phlomis
  • Phlox
  • Phygelius
  • Polemonium
  • Pomegranate (Mediterranean Garden)
  • Romneya (California Tree Poppy)
  • Roses
  • Silene
  • Spartium
  • Thalictrum
  • Thermopsis
  • Thunbergia
  • Tigridia
  • Tradescantia
  • Verbascum
  • Veronica
  • Yucca