The Butchart Chronicles : September 17, 2015

The Flower and Garden Report for the period September 17 - 23, 2015

It’s really starting to look like fall and so it should as we move into this wonderful season during the next week. Chrysanthemums have been planted by the thousands and they are beginning to bloom brightly with their brilliant colours illuminating display borders throughout the gardens.

The first signs of the leaves changing colour are also evident on many plants as they begin to provide a warm glow in our background plantings.  As many of our summer plantings begin to fade there is one plant that seems to defy all logic – this is the Dahlia which seems to pick up steam and produce an even greater abundance of colourful blooms than it does during any other time of the year.

The Rose Garden also continues to do quite well, but this is weather dependent so come out soon if you still want to see our amazing collection of roses that have been gathered from all over the world.

- Rick Los, director of horticulture

Dahlia border wowing visitors
Flowering in the Garden

  • Abelia  
  • Abutilon
  • Aconitum  
  • Albizia
  • Amaranthus
  • Anemone x hybrida  
  • Aster new
  • Begonias (incredible tuberous varieties as standards and in hanging baskets)
  • Brugmansia
  • Canna
  • Chelone 
  • Chrysanthemum  new
  • Cimicifuga     
  • Clerodendrum
  • Colchicum  
  • Cosmos      
  • Crocosmia
  • Cyclamen 
  • Dahlia
  • Euonymus europaeus  (colourful fruit)  new
  • Eupatorium  
  • Fuchsia
  • Heptacodium  
  • Hibiscus
  • Hydrangea    
  • Iochroma  
  • Kirengeshoma   new
  • Lantana
  • Lobelia
  • Lysimachia
  • Myrtus  (Mediterranean Garden)
  • Pentas
  • Phlox
  • Phygelius
  • Physostegia 
  • Ricinus
  • Roses  
  • Salvia
  • Solidago  
  • Sophora   
  • Thalictrum
  • Tibouchina
  • Tricyrtis  new

    Bee and the Dahlias