It’s late August but the grounds at the Arboretum are still putting on quite a show. There’s a large pink Dahlia ‘Belle of Barmera’ blooming in the Cottage garden. The circular Tropical Garden in front of the deck by the Marsh Meadow is a wonderful assembly of Monstera, dark leaved/red flowering Cannas, tall Banana plants, Brugmansia, Elephant Ears, Rubber plants, etc. And the beds at the entrance to the Haggerty Education Center have filled out in an exuberance of muted pinks, from the flower heads of Savannah Ruby Grass (Melinis nerviglumis ‘Savannah’) to the tiny round pink flowers of Talinum ‘Jewels of Opar’ to the larger flowers of Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’. Be sure to schedule a visit soon.
Picture credits: Margery Ennist.