Thursday, October 27, 2016

FALL BLOOMS

Our average first frost is the end of October. However, the 10 day forecast shows our night time temperatures staying above freezing.  We'll be able to enjoy our Fall flowers a bit longer.  If you are looking to add color to your late Fall gardens, check out this article so you'll be ready for next year:  FALL FLOWERS FOR LONG COLOR

Here are a few things you will see in bloom at the Arboretum this week.


Photos by J. Christianson
BUTTERFLY GARDEN
1)  Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Winston Churchill' Aster
WILDFLOWER GARDEN
2)  Muhlenbergia capillaris Pink Muhly Grass
3)  Salvia farinacea Mealy Cup Sage
4)  Gallardia aristata Blanket Flower
PERENNIAL GARDEN
5)  Chelone oblique Rose Turtlehead
CHILDREN'S GARDEN
6)  Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle
7)  Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Turkscap
8)  Callistemon rigidus 'Woodlanders Hardy' Bottlebrush
LANDSCAPE FOR WET SITES
9)  Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry
10) Tinantia pringlei Speckled Wandering Jew