The Butchart Chronicles : July 30, 2015

Flower and Garden Report July 30, 2015

Wow! After being away for six weeks I have come back to a garden so lush and full of colour that I thought I'd returned in late August instead of late July. During the last couple of months our part of the world has experienced temperatures well above average combined with extremely low levels of precipitation which together have advanced our display to make it feel much later in the season.

Now is a great time to visit as the display beds and perennial borders are at their best as the summer displays continue at peak colour levels. The sunshine and warm weather has been ideal for the rose garden and this area continues to be a favorite with its abundance of colour and fragrance. We will be doing our absolute best to keep this fabulous display going as long as we possibly can so that the garden doesn’t have a September look before it actually arrives!

- Rick Los, director of horticulture 

The Rose Garden

Flowering in the Garden

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

Watering time!

Rose - Gemini